The MSc Wealth Management is a specialist degree that aims to provide practical and theoretical training in areas of major financial interest, in particular Investment management and corporate finance. At the same time its ambition will be to gain, like other programmes being offered by leading universities, full exemption from the CISI Diploma.
Designed for students and professionals who aim to pursue a career in finance and other, related areas, this programme provides a unique set of perspectives on how financial markets operate, grounded in economic and financial theory and practice. Examples of topics covered include: optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, risk management, derivatives and finance microstructure.
The programme will bring the latest advances of applied research and is specifically designed to impart a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry. It is designed so as to offer flexibility and progressive specialization to educate experts the industry is requiring and includes nine compulsory modules that are the necessary foundations to master financing and capital budgeting issues. Then students will opt for one elective.
As with all of our MSc degrees, the Wealth Management MSc offers:
- Invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying theory to real world scenarios.
- A fully integrated careers programme, a dedicated careers consultant, and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.
- An unparalleled set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills that are highly valued in the Financial Sector.
- High rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
- State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government for data analysis and simulation.
- The opportunity to join QUMMIF – the only Investment Club of its kind, which allows students to trade real money (currently £30,000!) in order to obtain relevant, practical work experience in trading and portfolio analysis.
StructureThe study programme consists of 9 compulsory modules and one elective with an even split between semesters. Students study compulsory modules the first semester (October‐December) and select from a extensive choice of elective modules in the second semester (January‐March).
During the summer period, supervised by an academic member of staff, students will have to complete a dissertation project.
Students will also be offered a two-week pre-sessional course whose aim is to introduce students without a strong quantitative background to the necessary mathematics and statistical concepts.
|Semester A||Semester B||Post-Semester B|
|Financial Statements||Banking Regulations||5,000 word dissertation|
|Investment Management||Applied Wealth Management|
|Commercial and Investment Banking||Financial Derivatives|
|Quantitative Methods||Portfolio Construction Theory|
- Behavioural Finance
- International Finance
- Empirical Finance
- Asset Management
- Alternative Investments
- Islamic Finance in Practice
More information about the elective modules can be found here.
At least a good second class honours degree (high 2.2) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements.
Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (i.e. which have at least one mathematics or statistics based module) including Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business & Management.
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Note that all aspects of your application will be taken into consideration and so attaining the criteria above does not guarantee admission.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for the academic year 2016/2017 are £16,500 for home and EU students and £19,950 for international students.
Part-time (2 years)
Tuition fees for the academic year 2016/2017 are £8,250 for home and EU students and £9,975 for international students.
We can offer a large number of generous scholarships against tuition fees for academically outstanding students.
New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme (PGL)
A new system of postgraduate loans (PGL) for Masters degrees in the UK will be introduced for the 2016-17 academic year for home and EU students. You must be aged under 60 on 1st August of the year in which you start the course.
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