Our MSc Finance degree course is ideal if you would like a career in the financial sector. Through your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of finance and have the flexibility to specialise in areas such as fixed income securities and derivatives, investment and portfolio management, private equity and entrepreneurship finance, all skills that are essential for a career in finance.
About the Program
During your time here you will study core modules essential to a MSc Finance and with our optional modules you will be able to tailor your degree to your interests. We will provide you with intensive training in the analysis of issues in finance and corporate policy while improving your analytical and technical expertise.
On graduation you will be skilled in financial analysis techniques, understand mathematical statistics and theories and have the tools to analyse how financial markets function. Consequently, you will be in a strong position to forge a career in the financial services, business and banking sectors.
- Graduate with excellent career prospects, with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country.
- After successfully having completed the degree, you will have already prepared for large sections of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) level 1 exam.
A two-week pre-sessional and a term long mathematical methods course are offered to bring you up to speed on your quantitative skills.
- Corporate Finance
- Quantitative Methods in Finance
- Foundations of Finance
- Macro and Financial Econometrics
- Dissertation in Economics
- Investment and Portfolio Management
- Fixed Income Securities and Derivatives
- Corporate Governance
- Private Equity
- Working in the Financial Industry
Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new modules may be offered or existing modules may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.
About the Department of Economics
Studying in the Department of Economics within the School of Law and Social Sciences at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research Economics departments. Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will have close contact with the academic staff teaching on the course and you will receive individual support from the course director. You will be taught by a mixture of academics, some of whom have been veteran financial practitioners and have close links with the financial industry in the City of London and will hear from guest speakers. Please read more here.
Our facilities include access to Bloomberg terminals, which are used by financial traders and investment banks globally. These give you access to live financial and economic data, portfolio construction and optimisation tools, information and analytics to support your studies. We are also equipped with state-of-the-art software packages such Stata, Matlab and Python. Matlab is the language of choice for the MSc Finance.
TW200EX Egham , United Kingdom