Course Overview

The Master's (MSc) in Finance is designed for graduates who are seeking a specialist programme to enable an accelerated start to a career in finance. Develop an advanced working knowledge of finance and prepare for a wide range of careers in the competitive financial services sector. Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) with Designated Partner University status. You will also have the opportunity to pursue a further professional qualification from the CISI, with the full support of the School of Management.

Key Features

  • An enhanced specialist programme that maybe completed in a single year
  • All modules are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)
  • A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take
  • 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
  • High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week. Interested in the facilities? Take a look at them here
  • Scholarships available for outstanding students – click here for more details
  • Swansea is 3rd in the UK for international ranked research outputs (REF 2014)  

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 180 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
MN-D002Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60Independent Project
MN-M006Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Corporate Finance
MN-M007Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Econometrics
MN-M008Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15International Financial Markets and Institutions
MN-M009Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
MN-M505Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Risk Management
MN-M511Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Empirical Finance
MN-M516Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Behavioural Finance
Optional Modules

Description

The programme combines the academic theory of finance with a strong practical perspective closely related to the world of finance. Specialist modules include: corporate finance, financial econometrics, international financial markets, derivatives and risk management, contemporary issues in finance and empirical finance.

Entry Requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree that has included a range of modules in accounting/finance or quantitative/statistical methods. This need not necessarily be a degree with accounting or finance in the title.  

We consider all applications on their merits and will look at each individual case before making an offer so students who fall slightly short of the entry criteria should still apply to the School of Management.

Non-native English speakers must achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no component less than 5.5. A list of equivalent tests are provided here. If you have studied an undergraduate degree taught through the medium of English you maybe exempt from this requirement – click here for further information.

For students who fall short of only the English language requirement we offer a range of Pre-Master’s training programmes that you may take before starting your Master's qualification. Further details can be found here.

How To Apply

To apply for this programme, please follow the below link and you will be taken to the central University application system:

Make an application

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £10,000 £17,000

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course.

Professional Accreditation

To find out more about what professional accreditations are available with this course, visit our professional accreditation page.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies, and 95% of our graduates in employment or study 6 months after graduation (DLHE 2015/16).

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

  • Get unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team
  • Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
  • Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our seminars and events
  • Boost your skills and meet employers during our Employability Module which is run twice a year
  • Complete the Swansea Employability Award
  • Participate in our Business in the Bay competition and compete against other university students
  • Join our Alumni community and meet graduates from previous years who can offer the benefit of their experiences
  • Attend our Careers Fair and network with employers
  • Join our Employability Mentoring scheme and get mentored by an employer who can help you with the transition from student to working professional.

Location and Facilities

The Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. The campus features modern and bright student accommodation, including standard, premium, twin and wheelchair accessible rooms.

Bay Campus buildings and resources include:

  • Central support services for students housed within the Tower Information Centre.
  • State of the art library and resource centre.
  • Students’ Union.
  • The Great Hall – incorporating the Stanley Clarke Auditorium, lecture theatres and a cafe offering magnificent views across Swansea Bay.

Extensive catering and grocery provision including cafeterias, bar, supermarket, launderette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach for all to enjoy.

For more information on what's available to you on the Bay Campus visit our Location and Facilities page.

Contact

For more information on this programme, please contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0)1792 205678

Email: study@swansea.ac.uk