Birmingham City University - FINANCE AND INVESTMENT – MSC

Birmingham City University


The dynamic and fast-moving industry of investment offers a wide variety of careers; it demands professionals with a high level of financial knowledge, technical skills, and abilities that quickly adopt to new challenges.

The MSc Finance & Investment degree at Birmingham City University will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to start a graduate-level career and make a difference in the industry.

As the investment professionals of the future, you will gain knowledge as well as essential soft skills like adaptability and lifelong learning skills. While you progress throughout the course, you will become more effective and creative in problem-solving. You will develop ways of analyzing and thinking about investments that will remain with you in the years ahead when new and different investment opportunities become available.


The course curriculum is aligned with professional programs - the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA)*, the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA), and is well suited in preparing students to complete the relevant professional examinations.

You will be provided with a solid grounding in finance theories, investment techniques, and strategies as well as their real-life application. You will also have the opportunity to gain real-world trading techniques from professional traders with first-hand knowledge of the financial markets.

We offer flexible learning that will enable you to specialize in particular subject areas, as well as allow you to tailor your course to a specific career aim. Based at the University’s new campus in the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in a vibrant environment and engage with local, national, and international businesses. You will be taught by highly-qualified, research-active academics with industrial and professional experience.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree from a UK University (minimum 2:2) in a Finance related discipline.

  • An equivalent graduate level qualification from an overseas university or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2) in a finance related discipline

  • IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing FINANCE AND INVESTMENT - MSC

  • Investment banker.

  • Information technology auditor.

  • Compliance analyst.

  • Financial advisor.

  • Insurance advisor.

  • Financial analyst.

  • Senior accountant.

  • Hedge fund manager.

Course Details

To complete this course, a student must complete all the  CORE modules (totaling 160 credits) and 

complete at least 20 credits from the indicative list of OPTIONAL modules.

Level 7

Advanced Corporate Finance 20 credits
Strategic Risk Management 20 credits
Financial Institutions and Regulation 20 credits
Portfolio Management and Analysis 20 credits
Applied Financial Econometrics 20 credits
Business and Management Research Project 60 credits

Optional Modules

Derivatives Investments 20 credits
Behavioural Finance 20 credits
Investigating Finance Practice 20 credit

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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