What will I learn?

Overview

The programme focuses on the key elements of corporate finance, investment management and applied quantitative finance. The aim is to produce specialists who have a strong financial perspective on corporate activity, pension fund behaviour, the economy and international financial markets.

The Master’s Finance and Investment places an emphasis on specialist areas within finance including undertaking financial investments, financial modelling, mathematical finance and financial management roles within mainstream financial firms. There will be particular focus on providing students with the conceptual understanding, knowledge and technical skills that are required to implement advanced financial models in a practical way.

The Master’s programme in Finance and Investment is built on a foundation of general Finance and Financial Management, Econometrics and Investment modules.

The Master’s in Finance and Investment is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills in finance and investment subjects to enhance their operational effectiveness in this particular area, or to serve as preparation for further study or an academic career.

Professional accreditation

We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme.

Learning and assessment

The programme is summatively assessed by a mixture of written examinations, assessed coursework, and applied coursework requiring the use of specialist computer software used on this programme as well as case studies, group projects and multimedia presentations.

Assessment is integrated with learning and teaching to support and demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes for individual modules and the programme as a whole. Emphasis is placed on the feedback function of formative assessment as part of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy as a whole.

Career prospects

Our graduates regularly find careers in finance and investment, and the finance industry in general. The programme focuses on the key elements of corporate finance, investment management and applied quantitative finance. The aim is to produce specialists who have a strong financial perspective on corporate activity, pension fund behaviour, the economy and international financial markets.

The sectors and jobs that our MSc students are employed in after graduation vary depending on their previous experience and pathway taken. In terms of career progression, it is useful to consider where alumni are three years after graduation. Looking at the data derived from the School’s ranking in the Financial Times Master’s in Management Rankings, on average 25% of them are in senior management roles and 20% in junior management positions three years after graduation.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,682.00 (US$ 24,328) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Bradford

Richmond Road,

Bradford,

BD7 1DP, England

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
£17,682.00 (US$ 24,328) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

University of Bradford

Richmond Road,

Bradford,

BD7 1DP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For first class degree classification students need to have bachelors degree with grade value of 3.5/4.0; For 2:1 degree classification students need to have grade average value of 3.0/4.0 and for 2:2 degree classification students need to have grade average value of 2.5/4.0 are considered. You will need to achieve an Overall Band score of at least 6.0*, with at least 5.0 in each of the four sub-tests (speaking, listening, reading, writing) or 5.5 in each of the sub-tests if you require a Tier 4 visa.

For international students

Candidates for the MSc in Finance and Investment will normally have a first degree or its equivalent in accounting and finance, economics, management (with a significant component of economics and/or accounting and finance) or a quantitative science such as mathematics, physics or engineering from an approved higher education institution. The usual entry requirement is: a UK 2:2 degree or its equivalent in any discipline from an approved higher education institution. Applications are welcome from students with non-standard qualifications or mature students (those over 21 years of age on entry) with significant relevant experience. If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve the following minimum scores in one of these recognised tests: IELTS: 5.5 overall, with no sub-test below 5.0; IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or Internet-based TOEFL: 80 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17); or PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 55 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Bradford

All students become part of Team Bradford, which transforms the university experience into something more than just working towards a degree.

  • GBP 120 million campus development
  • Guaranteed accommodation in first year
  • New scholarships for international students
  • Opportunities with industry partners such as the BBC