Kingston University London - Finance MSc

Kingston University London

Finance MSc

If you want to pursue a rewarding, exciting and challenging career in the financial sector then this course provides the knowledge and skills you need, even if you do not already have experience in finance.

This course is ideal if you aspire to a career in financial accounting, finance and investment. You will link these topics to issues of management and corporate strategy, studying real-life examples and case studies.

This Finance MSc will give you well-integrated knowledge of management accounting and financial accounting, finance and investment; whilst developing your ability to relate these areas to the wider issues of management and corporate strategy. It produces graduates who are prepared for high-level jobs in the financial industries. 

This course is equally suitable both for students who have studied economics, finance or accountancy before, as well as those who seek a career change.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  •  Kingston Business School is one of only five per cent of the world's business schools to be accredited by AACSB International.
  • This course is taught by research active staff and provides cutting-edge knowledge regarding the latest developments in the finance sector.
  • Kingston is one of the few UK universities with a Bloomberg trading room. It also has specialist databases, such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Fame.
  • This course offers exemptions from professional exams of the ACT. It offers the highest number of exemptions for gaining a professional certificate.
  • Free car parking at the Kingston Hill campus is available for students of this course. The campus can also be easily accessed by public transport. Halls accommodation is just a walk away from the classrooms.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects

The professional placement year is optional. It takes place after the full-time year. It allows students to do a 12-month work placement as part of their course. The work placement is an assessed part of the course and is therefore covered by a Student Route visa.

Career opportunities after completing Finance MSc

  • Investment banker.
  • Information technology auditor.
  • Compliance analyst.
  • Financial advisor.
  • Insurance advisor.
  • Financial analyst.
  • Senior accountant.
  • Hedge fund manager.

Course Details

In this research-led masters, you will learn from recent journal articles and research papers, live data and up-to-the-minute theories and models. You will learn from real-life examples and case studies during the taught sessions. The programme has a balanced approach between quantitative and qualitative methods, and it provides candidates with the computer and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector.

You will develop your understanding of the purpose and nature of financial accounting and reporting, and look at how theoretical and conceptual issues integrate with operational and practical activities.

Year 1

Core Modules:
Financial Modelling and Research Methods
Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking
Financial Accounting and Financial Management
Market-based Accounting

Optional Modules:
International Money and Finance
Fixed Income Analysis

Research project:
Research Project

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