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Finance (MSc)

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Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Our MSc Finance master's has a unique emphasis on quantitative and analytical techniques. You’ll develop and use real industry skills and gain a competitive edge with employers. There’s a strong focus on the latest practices and research that you’ll learn with essential theory. Prepare to succeed in rapidly changing and complex financial environments.

Through this course, you'll learn insights into the future of finance from our academics who have extensive professional experience. They are also leading and active researchers. This will help you develop skills that employers want, and will advance your career in industry, government, or research.

You'll cover: 

  • complex financial products
  • assessing and managing financial risk
  • management decisions and value creation
  • econometric modelling
  • forecasting
  • leading econometric and statistical software

On our master of finance UK we’ll teach you advanced stock market analysis, corporate finance, and portfolio management. You'll also have an unusual opportunity to study behavioural finance. This will let you explore the behavioural biases that can affect financial decision making in uncertain environments.

You’ll also use your skills and have real industry experience through:

  • trade simulation workshops
  • access to industry software
  • using live company data
  • weekly research update seminars

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

The course leader, Dr Mohamed Bakoush, is an expert in financial economics and a member of several professional associations. He teaches a wide range of banking and finance modules. Find out more on Dr Bakoush staff profile.

Accreditations

MSc Finance Taster Lecture

Experience MSc Finance with a taster lecture on 'Financial Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic' from Dr Larisa Yarovaya.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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