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MSc in Finance (full-time)

Programme Code: TMFIFT

Department: Finance

For students starting this programme of study in 2018/19

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. 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 first week of June.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Year 1

Paper 1

FM422 Corporate Finance (1.0) #

Paper 2

FM423 Asset Markets (1.0) #

Papers 3 & 4

Students should select 4 half unit courses to the value of 2 full units from List 1 and List 2 below. Students must select at least three courses from the dedicated list of options.


List 1 - Courses assessed by Exam or Coursework

Dedicated list of options:


FM405 Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets (0.5) #


FM406 Topics in Portfolio Management (0.5) #


FM407 Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings (0.5) #


FM408 Financial Engineering (0.5) #


FM409 Risk Management in Financial Markets (0.5) #  (not available 2019/20)


FM414 Corporate Investment and Financial Policy (0.5) #


Other options:


FM412 Quantitative Security Analysis (0.5) #


FM476 Entrepreneurial Finance (0.5) #


List 2 - Courses assessed by Dissertation

Courses cannot be selected from this list if the course with the equivalent title has already been selected from List 1.

Dedicated list of options:


FM4T4 Corporate Investment and Financial Policy - Dissertation (0.5)


FM4T6 Topics in Portfolio Management - Dissertation (0.5)


FM4T8 Financial Engineering - Dissertation (0.5)


FM4U5 Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets - Dissertation (0.5)


FM4U7 Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings - Dissertation (0.5)


FM4U9 Risk Management in Financial Markets - Dissertation (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


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


Other options:


FM4T9 International Finance - Dissertation (0.5)  (not available 2019/20)


FM4U4 Quantitative Security Analysis - Dissertation (0.5)

Additional course

The following course is not for credit and can be taken in addition to courses to the value of 2.0 units selected from Papers 3 & 4:


FM457 Applied Computational Finance (0.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

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:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.