MSc FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND FUND MANAGEMENT AT A GLANCE
Level I and II of the
alongside your degree
Work on an applied
supervised by a leading
and intensive training
led by CFA®
trip and study
Start-End: September – September
A 2:1 (or equivalent) degree in a relevant subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is essential.
English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic) – at Least 7.0 Overall and no less than 6.0 on any other section.
2019 Cohort Profile
The world of work is constantly evolving, and with technology advancing at an ever increasing pace it is now more important than ever for graduates to gain the knowledge and skills required to navigate a complex future.
The MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management programme has been designed for ambitious students who are looking to study a specialist finance Masters degree in advanced financial theory and acquire expertise in investment analysis and portfolio management.
You will be challenged by an academically rigorous curriculum supported by practical experiences to ensure you gain the skills demanded by global organisations.
By choosing this programme you will have access to a range of additional activities and benefits as part of your studies. This includes academic and research challenges with our partners including the CFA®, a financially focused field trip to Europe, team-building days, dedicated career support, 24-hour access to our financial lab and guest lectures to help build your network.
You can also take advantage of the opportunity to extend your programme with our study abroad opportunities which includes the prestigious QTEM programme and Double Degree programmes.
We are incredibly proud of the MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management programme, as one of a very limited number of programmes globally to have CFA® ‘University Affiliation Program’ status our students can work towards Levels I and II of the CFA® examinations whilst they study helping set them apart from other graduates. This is a rigorously academic programme so we provide our students with a great deal of support, combined with bespoke training in employability and professional development to complement their studies. This means that when our students graduate, they have the skills, practical experiences and confidence to succeed in a challenging career in finance.
Dr Jane Shen, MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management Programme Director
Early September - FAFM Induction
Meet your classmates and teachers during the three-week pre-sessional induction. We will provide you with intensive training led by CFA® practioners to best prepare you for the intensive curriculum and two levels of the CFA® examinations
January – Term 1
September – Term 2
April – Term 3
To prepare you for the programme and the CFA® examinations in December and June you will attend a three-week pre-sessional induction course in September. The induction includes intensive training led by academics and CFA® accredited practitioners.
In terms one and two you will study a tailored selection of compulsory modules to help prepare you for a challenging workplace.
In term three and over the summer you will apply the theory you have learned in a practical setting through either a Dissertation or an Applied Project for a business, helping you analyse successes and failures to learn how to solve the challenges financial firms are facing today and how these will evolve in the future.
The course content is very relevant. I particularly like how the lecturers incorporate practical coursework that equips you with relevant skills that will come in handy in the work place. My favourite module has been Financial Modelling, it was interesting to learn how to create and practically optimise portfolios and measure risk. Modelling is an invaluable skill to have so it was exciting to enhance this skill.