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Finance MSc

Understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and the strategies of investors.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024
Webinar on applying for postgraduate study. Wednesday 13 Dec, 14:00-15:00 (GMT)

Overview

Understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and strategies of investors. Our Finance MSc delivers advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions.

You'll learn how they function and interact with the real economy. You'll gain knowledge in making optimal decisions in your financial career.

The financial services sector has experienced worldwide growth. This has increased the demand for students with specialist skills finance. This course will suit you if you're interested in the following careers:

  • investment banking
  • financial research
  • financial trading

Your studies will include:

  • financial markets and institutions
  • the management of the asset-specific company and country risk

We'll encourage you to engage with contemporary debates. This should be related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You'll learn about the types and function of financial markets. Such as:

  • stock
  • bond
  • foreign exchange
  • derivative markets

You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

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What you'll learn

We respond to the trends and issues in global financial markets and services. Our course features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional modules on:

  • financial markets
  • financial institutions
  • applied empirical methods in finance

Access advanced statistical software and financial databases to support your projects and dissertation.

Advanced statistical software

Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • R Studio
  • Stata
  • Python
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab

Financial databases

You'll also have access to financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • Refinitiv Workspace
  • OptionMetrics
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • China Stock Market & Accounting Research (CSMAR)

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Graduate destinations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

  • assistant chief financial officer
  • financial analyst
  • accountant
  • financial trader
  • auditor
  • investment analyst
  • risk analyst
  • controller
  • PhD candidate

Careers

This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:

  • KPMG
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Santander UK
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Kingston Smith LLP
  • HongRun Shanghai Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.
  • Buss Group
  • Moore Kingston Smith LLP

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

Admissions policy

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Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can allow you to convert existing relevant university-level knowledge, skills and experience into credits towards a qualification. Find out more about the RPL policy which may apply to this course

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Dr Minh Nguyen (Degree Programme Director)
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503
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