Finance MSc (Finance, Investment & Risk)

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Finance MSc (Finance, Investment & Risk)

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      English

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 10,480 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 18,400

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    An MSc degree in Finance, Investment and Risk from the University of Kent is designed specifically to give graduates the real-world business skills and financial expertise they’ll need to become successes in this increasingly competitive field. It is the perfect option for those who hope to work as investment bankers, financial or management consultants, auditors and risk management specialists of all kinds.

    This program is delivered by the Kent school of Business, which is consistently ranked as one of the top 20 business schools in the UK. You’ll benefit not just form its reputation and quality of teaching but also its close association with organisations like BAE Systems, Lloyds Insurance, Barclays, the Bank of England and many others.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over a single year at full time, in three terms.

    Modules:

    • Essentials of Financial Risk Management

    This module covers topics such as Credit Risk, Essential Financial Products, Introduction to Regulation, Market Risk and VAR, Modelling Portfolio Risk, Risk-Adjusted Performance Measures and the Taxonomy of Risks.

    • Derivatives

    You’ll explore futures, Swaps and Credit Default Swaps, Options, the no arbitrage principle, Real-Estate and Subprime Loans as well as the Securitisation Process.

    • Quantitative Methods

    This includes Statistics, Probability, Correlation and similar issues.

    • Investment and Portfolio Management

    Here you’ll explore the relationship between risk and return, CAPM and Portfolio Theory generally.

    • Credit Risk

    You’ll learn about Credit Rankings, Default Dependencies and Credit Risk Related Securities.

    • Investment Management

    You’ll get an overview of the Investment Industry and explore different bond investment strategies.

    You’ll also have access to modules on:

    • Business Economics
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Data Modelling
    • Fixed Income Markets
    • Mathematics of Finance
    • Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing Models
    • Project in Finance
    • A range of ‘wild’ modules from other, non-related programs at the University of Kent

    Learning & Teaching

    The University of Kent’s School of Business has developed this degree program specifically to give graduates the skills and knowledge they need to work in finance and financial management. This includes the theoretical and mathematical background skills as well as practical and professional exercises.

    Career Possiblities

    Graduates of Kent’s MSc in Finance, Investment and Risk have the ability to define their own fields of special interest and expertise. This empowers them to take their place in a wide range of industries besides financial services. Nonetheless, many do take rewarding, responsible positions in organisations like HSBC, Santander, Zurich Financial Services and PwC every year.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This MSc program typically requires applicants to have achieved a 2:2 or better honours degree in a relevant field. Of course, many equivalent qualifications are also accepted.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by a good IELTS score or with one of several equivalent exams. See the specific requirements here.

    International students must also have earned an educational certification that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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