MSc Finance (Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc)


Study mode

Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

Gain the expertise required to enter the world of finance at a senior level

Using the latest data and real-world examples, this course allows you to tailor your learning and prepares you for registration with professional bodies in the finance industry.

You will use cutting-edge software and real-time data to develop the expertise and knowledge needed to pursue a career in finance. The course is aligned with the latest requirements of the market; students can seek registration with industry bodies such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) before or after graduation. Through active learning, you will develop the experience and competence required to enter the world of finance at a senior level. Practical workshops, problem-solving, case studies and business simulations will consolidate your expertise.

All learning is based on real market data: students hone their skills in the Thomson Reuters Trading Room. You will have the flexibility to tailor your learning to your career goals by choosing optional modules. You will be supported by a team of highly experienced teaching staff, who have strong professional backgrounds in finance.


  • Financial econometrics
  • Compliance and Risk
  • Financial derivatives
  • Investment instruments
  • Portfolio management
  • Contemporary issues in Islamic Finance

Study style

Taught modules will be assessed through examinations, case studies, practical computer-based data analysis and research-focused assignments. The final masters stage is assessed by a research-based dissertation.

Entry requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree in an analytical discipline such as accounting, finance, economics, engineering, mathematics or physics
  • Or substantial passess in the examinations of a professional body (eg CFA, PRMIA)
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent


Fees - 2017/18 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Masters £8800
Postgraduate Diploma £5860
Postgraduate Certificate £2930
Non-EU Students
Masters £14000
Postgraduate Diploma £9340
Postgraduate Certificate £4670

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full or part-time study. Fees can be paid in instalments over the duration of study with further details available in our tuition fee policy.


This course equips students with the skills required to work in a variety of specialist roles, for example as financial analysts and investment advisers. It is also a route to an academic or consultancy career via a PhD.


Professionally recognized

The course content in shaped by the curricula of leading financial professional bodies, including the CFA Institute, PRMIA and the Global Association of Risk Professionals.


Industry-standard software and real financial data

Students can access industry leading software in the dedicated Thomson Reuters trading room. Eikon software presents real trading data with a 15 minute delay to replicate a live trading floor environment. Datastream software provides historical data and financial archives on markets and businesses.


Expert teaching underpinned by a research active community

industrial and professional qualifications. Through their contacts you will be connected to commercial organisations and you will become part of an academic community researching and studying from degree to doctoral level.

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