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MSc Finance and Investment

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full-time
Starts:   September
Suitable for: Management, business studies, economics, finance or accounting (with a significant quantitative finance and/or economic component). Students with an outstanding first degree in a quantitative subject will be considered.
Admission requirements: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
English requirements: IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element
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You will learn from one of the largest group of finance experts in the UK, giving you some of the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques in this field.

The course covers topics in corporate finance, capital markets, and financial security valuation. It has a distinct qualitative focus and includes both theoretical concepts and their applications.

It provides a solid foundation in modern finance and investment to prepare you for a career in investment banking, financial management or further postgraduate study in a related subject.

The course is for you if you studied a quantitative subject or management, business studies, or economics at undergraduate level.

Working with real-time data

Students benefit from the access we provide to specialist financial and business databases including Bloomberg Terminals – the world’s most powerful platform for finance professionals who need real-time data. This hands-on learning tool develops valuable practical skills in analysing the finance industry that will help you to stand out in the job market.

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

This course holds CFA Institute University Affiliate status.

The CFA Institute grants this status to select institutions that have incorporated at least 70 per cent of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) into their degree programmes. An Affiliated University signals to employers that the course is closely connected to professional practice and helps students preparing to take CFA exams.

CFA University Affiliated Program logo

The University Affiliation Program logo is a registered trademark owned by CFA Institute.

Presessional english for academic purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs 10 and 5 week Business and Management English language and study skills courses, designed to prepare you for masters courses in the Business School.

More information can be found on the Apply page

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

Semester 2

At least one from:


12,000-15,000 word Finance and Investment dissertation


Nottingham University Business School

Jubilee Campus

telephone: +44 (0) 115 846 6602
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6667