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What will I learn?

About this course

This Advanced Practice course combines both the theoretical learning of Investment and Finance and the practical application of it through a real consultancy project.

Prepare for a range of careers in finance
Learn to think strategically about finance with an emphasis on research and critical analysis
Benefit from academic expertise in a variety of financial management disciplines

The field of investment and finance forms part of the structure of all organisations and the general health of the economy. In every arena, the effective financial investment and management of funds enables businesses to operate successfully, achieving and exceeding their set goals. Engaging in this course of study will provide you with a perennial skillset, and a valuable piece of professional development if you are looking to take your career to the next level of responsibility, and salary bracket.

The overall aim of the MSc Investment and Finance programme is to produce postgraduates who are able to make a valid and meaningful contribution within the field of finance. This will be achieved by exposing you to the current theories, concepts and developments within this discipline and, by doing so, you will become competent and thoughtful practitioners.

You will develop an understanding of the interpretation, uses, and analysis of financial and investment information in a practical domestic and international context. Your reflective, critical and evaluative thinking will be improved through exposure to contemporary and current issues in finance and via teaching and learning that is strongly supported by research and professional practice.

This intellectually challenging programme of study will focus on current issues, themes, and applications within the field of finance and financial management. Your analytical, critical and problem-solving skills will be extended through the academic evaluation of literature and current financial practices.

During the second year of the course, you and your fellow students will undertake a semester-long group consultancy project, working on a project brief provided by a business. This project enables you to apply the theoretical knowledge you have learned and gain workplace experience at the same time.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

On this course you will be assessed by a range of methods such as exams, essays/reports, case studies and presentations. You will receive regular feedback on your work. Some coursework may be done in groups to develop your team working skills.

You will also submit a dissertation which will be a major component of the programme.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£15,600.00 (US$ 21,471) per year
£3,650 for project year.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022


Liverpool John Moores University

Egerton Court (Headquarters),

2 Rodney Street,


L1 2UA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a four-year bachelors degree with a minimum CGPA: 2.5/4.0 (equivalent to 2:2) or 3.0/4.0 (equivalent to 2:1). IELTS 6.0 Overall with 5.5 in each component.

For international students

You will need: a relevant minimum second class honours degree from a recognised University or equivalent institution or an equivalent professional qualification or an award accepted by the University as equivalent to the above or at least three years' relevant work experience at managerial or equivalent level. Additional Information: IELTS 6.5 (Min 5.5 in each component); Pearson 58-64 (Min. 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes); RPL is accepted on this programme; International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. International students entering on a Student visa cannot study part-time

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