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MSc in Finance and Private Equity (Work Placement Pathway)

Programme Code: TMFIPEW

Department: Finance

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

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 (TMFIPE). Students must take three compulsory courses (FM410 Private Equity includes a dissertation) and optional courses to the value of 1.5 units. Admitted students are required to attend the Quantitative Methods September course. The dissertation must be submitted by the third week in 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.

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)

Paper 1

FM422 Corporate Finance (1.0) #

Paper 2

FM423 Asset Markets (1.0) #

Paper 3

FM410 Private Equity (0.5)

Paper 4

Courses to the value of 1.5 units from the following. Students must select at least two courses from the list of dedicated options in List 1 and can select the third course from either List 1 or List 2:


List 1


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) #  (not available 2021/22)


FM408E Financial Engineering (0.5) #


FM409 Risk Management in Financial Markets (0.5) #


FM414 Corporate Investment and Financial Policy (0.5) #


FM471 Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing (0.5) #


FM477 International Finance for MSc Finance and Economics, MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Private Equity (0.5) #


List 2


FM404 Forecasting Financial time Series (0.5) # * A  (not available 2021/22)


FM412 Quantitative Security Analysis (0.5) #


FM476 Entrepreneurial Finance (0.5) #


FM478 International Finance for MSc Finance and Economics, MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Private Equity - Dissertation (0.5) #  (not available 2021/22)

Additional course

The following course is not for credit and can be taken in addition to courses to the value of 1.5 units selected from Paper 4:


FM457 Applied Computational Finance (0.0)  (not available 2021/22)

Work Placement Pathway


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 5

FM411 Finance Work Placement and Assessment (0.0) # B

Prerequisite Requirements and Mutually Exclusive Options

* means available with permission


A : FM404 requires approval from the Course Leader. 

B : 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.

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

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.

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.