University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Business Analytics and Finance

Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. It will teach you how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision-making; crucial in today's turbulent global economy. A special feature of this innovative degree is the potential for three-month industry project that will boost your career prospects. The course content is regularly updated with industry experts, ensuring your learning is always up to date.

Entry requirements

MSc: A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a subject with some element of quantitative study such as engineering, sciences, finance, economics, computer science or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Course modules

Core/Compulsory modules: Corporate Finance 1; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange-traded Derivatives; Optimisation and Decision Modelling; Quantitative Research Methods; Simulation; Dissertation. Optional modules: Behavioural Finance; Financial Risk Management; Corporate Finance 2; Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence; Game Theory for Business; Credit Risk and Banking Regulation; Operations Management; Project Management.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods may include exams, individual coursework, group work and your dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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