University of Southampton

University of Southampton


This programme has been designed to provide a solid foundation in finance and empirical finance. The course fully integrates theory and practise and provides the opportunity to take a number of specialist modules to focus learning on a particular area of finance. Companies are looking for a combination of high-level interpersonal skills, in-depth knowledge and analytical skills to enable them to succeed in a rapidly changing and highly complex environment and this programme has been designed with those expectations in mind. This one-year programme offers finance graduates the ability to further develop their skills, especially in quantitative analysis, to become highly numerate graduates with excellent analytical skills. Teamwork is a key component, with several modules requiring students to undertake groupwork assignments.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant finance, economics, maths, engineering or scientific discipline from a UK university or equivalent overseas or professional qualification in an appropriate subject.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Introduction to finance; introduction to portfolio management and exchange; traded derivatives; quantitative finance; advanced corporate finance; advanced time series modelling. Optional modules: international finance; behavioural finance; stock market analysis; management of financial risk; derivative securities analysis; fixed income security analysis.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Business and Law
Telephone number: 
023 8059 4393