MSc in Finance (full-time)

Programme code: TMFIFT
TMFIFTW (Work Placement Pathway)

Department: Finance

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Academic-year (10 month) programme (TMFIFT). 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 3rd week of June.

Students who choose to transfer to the Work Placement Pathway must undertake a work placement and assessment in addition to the courses listed above. Transferring to the Work Placement Pathway extends the duration of the programme to 12 months. Students have the option to transfer to the Work Placement Pathway upon receipt of an offer to undertake an internship placement, which must be approved by the Department. Students on this pathway are required to undertake a full-time internship or work placement during the summer and to submit an essay of 2000 words following the placement (see FM411 for details). The essay will be assessed on a pass/fail basis and students must pass the essay to graduate from the programme.


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) *


Quantitative Security Analysis (H) (Dissertation code FM4U4)


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


Applied Computational Finance **


International Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T9)


Entrepreneurial Finance (H)

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



Work Placement Pathway


Course number and title



Finance Work Placement and Assessment (non-credit bearing) ***




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.


*** This element is not for credit, but is a requirement for students on the Work Placement Pathway and must be taken in addition to courses to the value of two full units selected from Papers 3 & 4. Successful completion of FM411 is a requirement for students to be eligible for the award of the degree.

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.

Note for prospective students:
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