Queen Mary, University of London
MSc Investment and Finance
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Queen
Mary, University of London, and in particular to the
MSc in Investment and Finance. The Master’s degree
was founded five years ago with the intention of
equipping students with the necessary skills to meet a
constantly changing financial environment. Our
graduates have entered the job market as successful
assets managers, risk managers, traders, analysts
and financial advisors in various parts of the world.
The degree programme is built around the principles of academic rigor and
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As a team of academic and administrative staff we strive to make your year
with us the most productive and` best of experiences.
Dr Ronald Giles
Director of MSc Investment and Finance
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The MSc in Investment and Finance is a
specialist degree that provides practical and
theoretical training in areas of major financial
interest, in particular investment management
and corporate finance. Examples of topics
covered include: optimal capital structure,
mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management,
risk management, derivatives and finance
The School of Economics and Finance
performed exceptionally well in the 2008
Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), ranked in
the top 10 economics departments in the UK.
Many members of our School have recently
received academic grants, and provided
consultancy and advisory services to primary
financial institutions such as the UK and Italian
Treasury, the ONS, the Bank of England and
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
You will follow a programme of four modules per
semester, followed by a 10,000 word dissertation.
There are also pre-sessional modules in maths
and statistics, providing a good opportunity for
students to refresh their knowledge of these
areas. More detailed module information follows
in this brochure.
The School of Economics and Finance is
committed to excellence in research and teaching.
Our expertise covers three key areas: economic
theory, econometrics and finance, and applied
economics. We regularly publish the results of
our research in leading economic journals.
We combine an excellent international reputation
with a friendly and informal atmosphere.
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