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Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc in Finance and Investment

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

Our MSc will help you become a technically competent financial practitioner, able to understand and, where necessary, challenge the principles on which financial firms and markets operate.

This specialist programme is distinctive in its focus on finance and investment, with content including portfolio and fund management, treasury functions and financial investment and with an emphasis on financial instruments and markets. You will gain technical capabilities in particular quantitative skills, increasingly important for a career in finance or investment.

This distinctive programme imparts an appreciation and understanding of the risks presented by the financial and investment decision making of firms, as well as an understanding of the important role that financial markets and investors play in corporate governance. It includes a discussion of socially responsible investment.

What you'll study

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which you can choose from a dissertation or a business-based project.

Core modules

  • Financial Markets

    This module aims to give you an understanding of the principles of modern financial markets and instruments. You'll learn to apply these concepts by following and interpreting current affairs in the financial markets.

  • Investment and Financial Theory

    This module provides a critical understanding of core concepts in investment and finance. You'll explore consumption, investment choice under uncertainty, mean variance portfolio theory, capital asset pricing model, capital structure, derivatives, forwards and futures, and option pricing theory.

  • Quantitative Techniques in Finance and Investments

    This module gives you the knowledge to understand and apply quantitative aspects of finance and investments disciplines and related theories. You'll use your skills in mathematics, statistics and econometrics to analyse data and make inferences as a basis for 'optimal' financial and investment decision making.

  • International Finance and Investment

    Gain knowledge and skills relating to the function of foreign exchange markets, international monetary and financial theories, foreign exchange risk management and international investment strategies. One of this module's distinctive features is its emphasis on empirical applications of theories.

  • Portfolio Management

    This module aims to provide a critical understanding of achieving investment objectives through asset allocation and investment selection on a global scale. You'll consider the background and decision-making process in depth to develop the skills for evaluating and managing an investment portfolio.

Optional modules

  • International Banking

  • Public Sector Finance, Taxation and Accounting

  • Real Estate Investment and Finance

    Gain a systematic and coherent understanding of the processes, vehicles and performance of real estate investment, as well as their optimal financing strategies. You'll consider these elements in the context of the modern investment science of dynamic decision-making under uncertainty.

  • Risk Management and Valuation

    This module provides you with a thorough understanding of the most modern and effective risk assessment and management tools, models and practices.

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £8,830

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International: £15,600

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

“Hull stands out as a great place to study finance. The business school is top class, with accreditation from several recognised organisations.”

Felix Amponsah, MSc Finance and Investment

“It’s been really enjoyable studying alongside people from many different cultures. Hull is a beautiful and affordable city in which to live.”

Famara Badijie, MSc Financial Management

Learn with state-of-the-art business software in our inspiring Grade II listed buildings.

Find out more

Our degrees are accredited by all the main accounting bodies giving you a faster route to qualifying.

Graduates go on to careers with some of the world's biggest firms, including Deloitte and PwC.

Staff bring their internationally recognised expertise to the lecture theatre, combining cutting-edge theory with live, real-world case studies and practical knowledge.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent is required. This programme provides a further specialisation in the subject area and, therefore, requires that you have a good understanding and command of mathematics and statistics (arithmetic, algebra, and terminologies such as standard deviation, expected value, probability, regression and similar).

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

The programme prepares you for a career in finance or investment and helps you to become a technically competent financial practitioner.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring and CV writing workshops. You can also gain experience working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.