University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Finance and Investment

This course has core elements based around the 3 main classes of capital investment activity: equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets; the corporate financial strategy module examines the institutional and decision making framework of equity investment from the perspective of the fund manager and the corporate financial manager; a similar perspective is adopted in the modules dealing with fixed interest and derivative markets; these modules introduce all the main techniques used by the modern investment professional; with these practical applications in mind, theoretical models including the use of Datastream and associated software, mathematical techniques, and spreadsheet models are integrated as appropriate; a wide range of options related to the core subjects is available, facilitating specialisation in specific areas such as taxation, corporate restructuring, risk management, or international finance; many modules provide grounding in the research skills required for a specialist dissertation in a chosen area of finance and investment.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject in management, business studies or economics, with advanced quantitative finance/econometric modules; students with an outstanding first degree in a quantitative subject are considered; international requirements include 3.25 from Thai applicants, 82 per cent or 87 per cent for Chinese universities, 60 per cent or 65 per cent for Indian A and B list universities; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element), or TOEFL paper based 600 with 4.5 in TWE, or TOEFL IBT 100 (no less than 19 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: capital market analysis; corporate finance; quantitative techniques for finance; research methods for finance; derivative investment; fixed interest investment; accounting, auditing and control for sustainability; applied banking; corporate risk; entrepreneurship and venture capital; financial econometrics; financial reporting; financial services: context, consumers and markets; industrial economics; international finance; industrial economics; management information systems; quantitative risk management; risk management in financial institutions; the economics of innovation; theory of risk and insurance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 19,250 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jubilee Campus Nottingham NG8 1BB East Midlands

Key information

Nottingham University Business
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0115 846 6603