Finance - MSc

Taught by professionals with extensive industry experience and high academic qualifications, the MSc Finance will prepare you for work in multicultural, globalised financial and banking organisations.

The programme offers three specialisations: Trading, Risk Management and Banking.

You will gain a thorough understanding of the various fields that make up the finance industry, as well as learning practical skills for your future career.

We simulate the real-life experience of working in finance through training on the Thomson-Reuters Eikon platform, and guest lectures from industry specialists. We also use case studies of current live companies of interest, and you will participate in a case study competition, where your final valuation is presented to a panel of experts.

You will look at how the theory and research you study applies to today’s reality, by discussing topical issues, such the Eurozone crisis, considering a range of different perspectives, its causes, and potential solutions.

Why should I choose this programme?

Finance plays a decisive role in the lives of both organisations and individuals.

This programme will enable you to offer flexible solutions to complex problems, with repercussions beyond the finance industry, such as the recent banking crisis.

Regent’s became the first University Chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) in 2010. Students benefit from presentations by key risk specialists and networking opportunities with academics and practitioners from the field.

The programme is complemented by practical extracurricular activities, helping you to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to the financial market.

This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), providing you with access to CMI resources during your studies, and enabling you to gain CMI membership upon degree completion.

Key skills, aims and objectives

This programme will equip you with both an academic and practical understanding of the finance industry.

Our emphasis on working within teams will develop your collaborative skills.

This programme will give you the essential skills and techniques to tackle problems in the complex world of global finance and banking.

Future opportunities

This programme is ideal for students interested in a career in investment banking, corporate finance or the financial services industry in general.

It provides the rigorous academic and practical training, plus the business and intercultural skills you need to succeed.

Examples of where graduates from 2012 are working:

  • Bloomberg - Mutual Funds Analyst - UK
  • HSBC - Analyst, Financial Institutions Group, Global Banking – Hong Kong

Examples of where graduates from 2011 are working:

  • Barclays Wealth – Analyst – UK
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity – Analyst – UK
  • Nomura Securities – Financial Services, Equity Research Sales – Germany

CMI membership provides access to a wealth of resources that foster employability, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and access to dedicated job postings.

Length

There are two entry points a year in January and September.

If you begin your studies in September, the course will take approximately 12 months.

If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.

Additional information

This is a full-time programme, covering three terms. You will complete seven core modules, one elective module and a dissertation.

Modules

Terms 1 and 2
Bank Risk Management
Banking Regulation
Corporate Finance
Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation
Investment Analysis
Monetary Policy and Central Bank Operations
Research Methods

You will also choose ONE of the following electives:

  • Alternative Investments
  • Bond Market Strategies
  • Financial Engineering: Equity-Structure Products
  • Microfinance
  • Trading in Global Financial Markets

See module descriptions

Term 3
Dissertation

Future start dates

17 September 2014

January 2015
September 2015

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Fees

Fees 2014/15
Full course fee: £15,550
Registration fee: £420 (non-refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (non-refundable)
Alumni Fee: £360

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Academic

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information  Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

Your undergraduate degree must be in a business, financial, mathematical or analytical subject.

Exceptional entry
We welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ managerial work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

Please contact us for further information on applying through this route: exrel@regents.ac.uk

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has suspended the consideration of applications for temporary and indefinite leave to remain which rely on tests administered by ETS to prove their English language ability, including TOEFL. This refers to applications from people who are already in the UK only; for individuals who are both applying for a visa and testing outside the UK there is no change.

Regent’s University London will accept ETS TOEFL, but with the exception of those that have taken or plan to take their tests in the UK or plan to submit their visa application in the UK.

UK Visas & Immigration have set up a helpline to assist people with a pending visa application who are relying on a test certificate or who were about to apply with such a certificate. Please call +44 (0) 114 207 3463 if you have any further questions relating to this issue. We will continue to monitor the situation and official guidance issued by UKVI.

If you are entering the UK on a Tier 4 student visa please ensure that your language test meets the requirements of both Regent’s University London and also those of UKVI.

– FEB 2014

 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL.  English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 90 (internet-based test) (for non-EU students, only the internet-based test is accepted by the UKBA, and you must score a minimum of the following in each component: 17 in Listening: 18 in Reading: 20 in Speaking: 17 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with an average score of 58 (minimum of 51 in each component) (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)
  • Trinity College London Level 1 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Level 2 Certificate in ESOL Skills for life (C1): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English II (B2): a pass in reading, listening, speaking, writing (applicable to non-EU and EU students)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
  • Two letters of reference in support of your application. These can be academic or professional. If you have recently graduated, at least one should be from your previous academic institution
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
  • A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the non-refundable registration fee
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit (if applicable)

Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation, and (where needed) the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Border Agency website (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa): www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

Study methods

You will be taught by lecturers who combine high academic credentials with varied industry experience, and attend guest lectures by banking and finance professionals.

You will be using live data on the Thomson-Reuters Eikon platform and participate in real-life case studies with findings presented to panels of capital market experts.

You will work closely within multi-lingual and culturally diverse teams, learning from the experiences of your fellow students and developing your collaborative skills.

 

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 11 April 2014

 

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Key information

Name
Finance
Qualification
MSc
Level
Postgraduate
Accreditation
UK
UCAS Code
School
European Business School London
Mode
Full time
Length
12 - 16 months
Fees
£15,550 *
Scholarships
No
Start date
17 September 2014
Study abroad
No
Validation
Subject to revalidation

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

Endorsement

CMI


This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students on this programme are provided with access to CMI resources during their studies, and can apply for membership to the CMI on degree completion.
 

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Sven

Sven Christen

I wanted to study a specialised degree rather than a generic finance degree. The focus in the MSc Finance is on banking and the curriculum is moulded around that. Courses such as banking regulation, monetary policy and investment management are very focused and not something you would expect to see in another Management degree.