CFA Intitute

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc in Finance and Investment

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2018/19

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Our MSc will help you become a technically competent financial practitioner, able to understand and, where necessary, challenge the principles on which financial firms and markets operate.

This specialist programme is distinctive in its focus on finance and investment, with content including portfolio and fund management, treasury functions and financial investment and with an emphasis on financial instruments and markets. You will gain technical capabilities in particular quantitative skills, increasingly important for a career in finance or investment.

This distinctive programme imparts an appreciation and understanding of the risks presented by the financial and investment decision making of firms, as well as an understanding of the important role that financial markets and investors play in corporate governance. It includes a discussion of socially responsible investment.

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £8,830

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

  • International: £15,000

“Hull stands out as a great place to study finance. The business school is top class, with accreditation from several recognised organisations.”

Felix Amponsah, MSc Finance and Investment

“It’s been really enjoyable studying alongside people from many different cultures. Hull is a beautiful and affordable city in which to live.”

Famara Badijie, MSc Financial Management

What you'll study

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which you can choose from a dissertation or a business-based project.

Core modules

  • Financial Markets

  • Investment and Financial Theory

  • Quantitative Techniques in Finance and Investments

  • International Finance and Investment

  • Portfolio Management

Optional modules

  • International Banking

  • Public Sector Finance, Taxation and Accounting

  • Real Estate Investment and Finance

  • Risk Management and Valuation

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

Find out more

Our degrees are accredited by all the main accounting bodies giving you a faster route to qualifying.

Graduates go on to careers with some of the world's biggest firms, including Deloitte and PwC.

Staff bring their internationally recognised expertise to the lecture theatre, combining cutting-edge theory with live, real-world case studies and practical knowledge.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent is required. This programme provides a further specialisation in the subject area and, therefore, requires that you have a good understanding and command of mathematics and statistics (arithmetic, algebra, and terminologies such as standard deviation, expected value, probability, regression and similar).

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

The programme prepares you for a career in finance or investment, and will help you become a technically competent financial practitioner.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring, CV writing workshops, and help with working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.