MSc in Finance (full-time)

Programme code: TMFIFT

Department: Finance

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Academic-year (10 month) programme. Students must take two compulsory courses and optional courses to the value of two full units as shown. All students must submit a dissertation in one of the optional half unit courses and take an examination in the other three half unit courses. Admitted students are required to attend a pre-sessional course at the start of the programme in September. The dissertation must be submitted by the 1st week of June.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations


Course number and title



Corporate Finance



Asset Markets

3 & 4

Students should select 4 half unit courses to the value of 2 full units. Students must select at least three courses from the dedicated list of options marked (*):



Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U5)*



Topics in Portfolio Management (H) (Dissertation code FM4T6)*


Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings (H) (Dissertation code FM4U7)*


Financial Engineering (H) (Dissertation code FM4T8)*


Risk Management in Financial Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U9)*



Corporate Investment and Financial Policy (H) (Dissertation code FM4T4)*



Corporate Finance Theory (H) (Dissertation code FM4T3) (withdrawn 16/17)


Applied Computational Finance**


International Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T9)


In exceptional cases it may be possible to take an unlisted optional course with the approval of the Programme Director.




Students are required to write a 6,000 word dissertation (replacing the exam) in one of the half unit courses. Students will be required to attend teaching for the course which they choose to write their dissertation on.


+ With the approval of the course leader.


** This course is not for credit and can be taken in addition to courses to the value of two full units selected from Paper 3 & 4.

The Bologna Process facilitates comparability and compatibility between higher education systems across the European Higher Education Area. Some of the School's taught master's programmes are nine or ten months in duration. If you wish to proceed from these programmes to higher study in EHEA countries other than the UK, you should be aware that their recognition for such purposes is not guaranteed, due to the way in which ECTS credits are calculated.