This is an applied programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in investment roles.

Studying Investments raises some interesting issues, such as why people trade so much, whether the best investment strategy is simply to track the stock market index, how risk should be measured and how assets should be priced.

This degree is aimed at candidates who wish to work within investment management, investment banking, and related careers. The programme focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance.

It has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including Portfolio Management, Financial Trading, and Global Investment Analysis. These draw on the cutting edge research expertise of our faculty.

Learning, teaching, and assessment

Teaching on the Finance and Investment programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops.

Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based coursework.

Semester 1

October to January introduces our core finance modules that cover underlying theory and concepts in finance which are built upon in modules studied later in the programme.

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Reporting and Company Performance
  • Methods for Financial Data Analysis

Semester 2

February to June develop a deeper understanding of Finance, investigate topical areas of debate and further your professional skills.

Compulsory modules

  • Portfolio Management
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Statements and Business Valuation
  • Business Communication for Finance

Optional modules (choose one)

  • International Financial Management
  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Corporate Finance
  • Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis
  • Business Economics

Summer period

The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the programme, enabling you to develop practical skills relevant to your future career in finance and address complex topics related to finance and investment.

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility
  • Financial Trading
  • Global Investment Analysis

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

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