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Finance (MSc)

Award
Master of Science
Duration
1 year
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
Next course starts
October 2021

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

Course lead

The course leader, Dr Arben Kita, is an expert in fields including empirical asset pricing, behavioural asset pricing, and market microstructure. Find out more on Dr Kita’s 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.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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