University of South Wales

University of South Wales


On this course our students study a number of finance modules from both a theoretical and practical point of view, through academic reading and use of simulation software and powerful financial databases. A study of research methods in a finance context prepares the students to undertake their own chosen research project in an area of finance with supervision from expert academic staff. Students also have the opportunity to choose an optional module in an area of specialism such as Islamic banking and finance or financial mathematics.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate finance, accounting or audit degree from a UK university, class 2.2 Honours or higher. Alternatively, an undergraduate business degree from a UK university with an appropriate level of financial content, class 2.2 Honours or higher. Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications are acceptable.

Course modules

Modules include: Quantitative methods for financial markets; investment and portfolio analysis; financial management techniques; corporate governance; research methods for finance and accounting; dissertation; option from: financial mathematics; multinational operations in finance and banking; Islamic banking and finance; corporate financial reporting.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a number of methods, predominantly coursework based assignments.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Adam Street) Cardiff CF24 2FN Wales

Key information

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