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MSc Finance and Investment 



The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in Finance and Investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity - equity markets, fixed interest markets, and derivative markets.

Participants in the MSc Finance and Investment programme can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a Finance and Investment topic according to individual interests and career requirements.

The MSc Finance and Investment degree is intended to enable students to:

  • develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in specific areas of Finance
  • examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment and provide insights into the operation of Finance and financial services
  • be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business / finance disciplines
  • have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Finance and Investment to meet their specific interests and career aspirations
  • have opportunities in a variety of careers such as accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading
  • enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

Applicants for this MSc must have a first degree in business/economics, containing substantial components of finance. Students with an outstanding first degree in a quantitative subjects will be considered.

Career options for this degree  

This degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers in Accountancy,Auditing, Business Development, Financial Advice, InvestmentManagement, Marketing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Procurement, Research,Risk Assurance, Tax Consultancy and Trading.

Programme Outline

The MSc in Finance and Investment programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September, and a part-time degree can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.

Classes are in the form of either two or three hour teaching/learning sessions, including some small group teaching, during normal semesters.

The structure of the MSc in Finance and Investment programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 credits a finance related dissertation. 

All students undertake core modules relating to finance. The remaining modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus upon advanced finance and management modules that are most closely associated with his/her career aspirations.

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Programme structure

Students must complete 180 credits in total.

Semester 1


Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title Credits
P14129 Corporate Finance 15
P14091 Capital Market Analysis 15         
P14136 Introduction to Research Methods 15
P14122 Further Quantitative Research Methods 15

Semester 2


Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title Credits 
P14090 Derivative Investment                                15          
P14092 Fixed Interest Investment 15



Students must take a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 credits from this group

Code Title   Credits
P14080 Financial Reporting                                       15          
P14105 Corporate Strategy   15
P14093 International Finance 15
P14FMC Financial Markets in China 15


AND a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 15 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
P14114 Strategic Human Resource Management                15            
PT4116   Managing International Business in China  15
P14T27   Entrepreneurial Management  15
P14T29    Launching New Ventures  15
P14B41   E-Business  15
P14M75    Social Entrepreneurship  15
P14C15 Project Management  15
P14087    Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility  15
ET4108    Management for China (15 credits)  15



Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title   Credits
P14031 Finance and Investment Dissertation   60         


Information for current students

Registered students can access the NEW Programme Specification for the current academic year.

(Please note that if you are not on the University campus, you will be required to enter your University username and password.)

A student's experience of this course

UNNC gives me a warm, approachable and belonging feeling. In UNNC, I am impressed by the foreign tutors' careful attitudes and critical academic notions. Presentation, essays and exams became the major part of my study life. I have complained, have suffered but I was more grateful and happier after I made achievements. The one month summer school trip made me learn a lot as well. That trip not only allowed me to experience the UK culture but also gave me a chance to live independently away from my own country. Now, I have been successfully admitted by the Bank of China, a bank with the highest level of internationalisation, I appreciate what UNNC gave me. At work, I easily cooperate with the new team and better apply my professional knowledge and English ability. Having now graduated from UNNC, I'd love to give my sincere wishes to my beloved Alma Mater, wish UNNC permanent and great improvement and a bright future!

MScFICaseStudyTu Yi
MSc Finance and Investment
Bank of China, Ningbo Branch


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