Since the global economic crash of 2008, the world of finance and investment has evolved considerably. This course is suited to those wishing to pursue a career in the finance world, working in areas such as investment banking, private equity or corporate financial management and will provide a solid framework of the crucial issues surrounding the sector as its core learning mode.
This contemporary and challenging course provides an up-to-date evaluation of financial institutions from both a modern theory and practical point of view. You will become competent at applying quantitative skills to the practice of financial investment and analysis where you will learn how to analyse the causes and consequences of financial and banking crises in mature economies and emerging markets. Furthermore, you will discover how the operation of global capital markets and risk management techniques function and understand investment performance and analyse financial data.
Through debate, you will be encouraged to challenge assumptions at all times, work through a series of real life problems and expand your analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to think logically and quantitatively. This course will continue to enhance your career potential and professional development, helping you pursue a career in investment banking, private equity and corporate financial management, stock-broking, investment analyst or treasure management.
MSc Students will study all of the modules listed above, PG Dip Students will not study a Dissertation and PG Cert Students will take 3 specific modules, Financial Theory and Applications, International Financial Markets and International Financial Markets.
You will be expected to work on the dissertation (that should address a specific financial or investment issue) over the summer period after successfully completing all taught modules. A number of dissertation workshops are delivered during the taught period. At the end of these workshops, you will be required to submit a dissertation proposal. This will be used to allocate dissertation supervisors. The deadline for submitting the completed dissertation will be the end of September, 12 months after the start of the programme.
You will attend lectures, which will introduce you to concepts and technical details, and seminars, where you will discuss issues, concepts and case studies and give group presentations. You will do your own research, which will include reading and interpreting articles and data and writing reports, and submit a dissertation on a financial or investment issue. Before you begin your dissertation there will be several guidance workshops.
You will be assessed through both exams and coursework, including your dissertation, data analysis exercises and reports, and presentations.
Research interests: Market anomalies, market microstructure, stock market liquidity, and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Middlesex University, Sina taught in Durham University where he obtained his PhD. He holds a Master’s degree from Glasgow University and A BSc from the Lebanese American University.
Research interests: Portfolio management, portfolio performance, ethical/SRI investing and stochastic dominance.
Nitin joined the Business School in 2012. Before joining academia, he worked for several years in industry as a successful fund manager.
Research interests: Theoretical and empirical issues of bank efficiency, competition, microeconomics of banking and shareholder value creation.
Nemanja is an author of several publications in top peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining Middlesex University, Nemanja held positions in Huddersfield University, London Metropolitan University and University of Rome where he obtained his PhD.
Research interests: Currently interested in the area of financial econometrics, corporate finance, corporate governance, emerging markets and banking.
Research interests: Empirical Finance; Financial Econometrics; Risk Management; Banking; Financial Economics.
Professor of Finance
Author of eight books and over 90 papers in professional and academic journals, he has been a full-time academic since 1989 with prior experience as a recording artist, financial analyst, forecaster and consultant. He has two PhD’s from the University of Paris, one in Development Economics and the other in Financial Economics. His current interests include international finance, real options, political risk analysis, emerging markets, and capital budgeting as well as issues in corporate strategy and international business.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This challenging Investment & Finance degree opens the doors to a range of careers within the public and private sectors. Many of our graduates have found employment in areas such as corporate finance management, and investment banking, stock-broking, investment analyst, corporate finance or treasury management.
As 81% of employers value employability skills over type or class of degree, it’s essential you develop these while studying and utilise our Employability Service on campus. We provide one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. We offer part-time, internships and graduate roles plus webinars, workshops and events and a support service to those wishing to start their own business.
MSc Investment and Finance,
Financial consultant at Deloitte
"The MSc Investment and Finance was an ideal choice for me because I wanted to develop my career in the finance sector. I easily found a good job in Mauritius thanks to the course - I'm working as financial consultant at Kemp Chatteris Deloitte. Thanks to my masters I got job interviews in all the blue chip financial organisations in Mauritius.
"The course has consolidated by financial knowledge through the diversity of its modules and now I feel more prepared to undertake courses like the CFA exams (which I'm about to embark on) and perhaps later on a PhD. I carry out all my job assignments with ease and confidence as I have a very good financial knowledge to back me up.
"Staying in the UK for one whole year has been a very difficult though cherished experience. The lecturers and staff have been helpful in all possible ways."
Find out about our wide range of postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Investment and Finance
This course is offered full time or part time. You can choose to study the full Masters or a PG Diploma or PG Certificate. The fees below refer to the academic year 2015/16 unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees 2015||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2015*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits |
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|£68 (per taught credit) |
£34 (per dissertation credit)
|£88 (per taught credit) |
£44 (per dissertation credit)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||£68 (per taught credit)||£88 (per taught credit)|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||£68 (per taught credit)||£88 (per taught credit)|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide