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MSc in Finance and Investment

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About the course

Our MSc will help you become a technically competent financial practitioner, able to understand and, where necessary, challenge the principles on which financial firms and markets operate.

This specialist programme is distinctive in its focus on finance and investment, with content including portfolio and fund management, treasury functions and financial investment and with an emphasis on financial instruments and markets. You will gain technical capabilities in particular quantitative skills, increasingly important for a career in finance or investment.

This distinctive programme imparts an appreciation and understanding of the risks presented by the financial and investment decision making of firms, as well as an understanding of the important role that financial markets and investors play in corporate governance. It includes a discussion of socially responsible investment.

Key facts

Tuition fees

UK/EU: £8,500 full-time

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Overseas: £15,100 full-time


More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent is required. This programme provides a further specialisation in the subject area and, therefore, requires that you have a good understanding and command of mathematics and statistics (arithmetic, algebra, and terminologies such as standard deviation, expected value, probability, regression and similar). 

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

You will study the following modules

  • Quantitative Techniques in Finance and Investments
  • Investment and Financial Theory
  • Professional Skills and Ethics
  • Financial Markets
  • Risk Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • International Finance and Investments

Plus one optional module from

  • Business Project Management
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • eCommerce
  • Operations Management
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Sustainable Logistics
  • International Banking

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which you can choose from a dissertation or a business-based project.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

The programme prepares you for a career in finance or investment, and will help you become a technically competent financial practitioner.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring, CV writing workshops, and help with working with business through a year in industry or short-term internships and projects.