Postgraduate programmes

Finance with Specialisations

MSc

Combine theoretical knowledge and practical training in a rigorous and challenging study of financial markets.

Year
Full Time
Scholarship
  • NameFinance with Specialisations
  • QualificationMSc
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees£17,300 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start date25 September 2017
  • Future start date17 January 2018
  • Study abroadNo
  • ValidationRegent's University London

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

The programme offers three specialisations:

  • Trading
  • Risk Management
  • 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 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.

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Length

This is a one-year, full time programme.

Modules 

Term 1

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Investment Analysis
  • Research Methods 

Term 2

  • Bank Risk Management
  • Econometrics
  • Monetary Policy and Central Bank Operations

In addition, you will choose a specialisation with one of the following elective modules:

  • Banking Regulation (banking specialisations)
  • Bond Markets and Credit Derivatives (risk management specialisations)
  • Trading and Hedge Funds (trading specialisations)

Term 3

  • Dissertation

 See module descriptions

Assessment structure

You will be assessed through a combination of written assignments, presentations, essays and examinations.

Academic Calendar

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

This programme will give you the essential preparation for a career in the diverse world of finance. Whether you aspire to become a private wealth manager in the City of London, a risk analyst on Wall Street or a treasurer in your family business, the MSc will give you the rigorous academic and practical training you need to succeed. 

Academic requirements

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 

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 5 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) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) with an average score of 58 (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.

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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI). Please check their website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

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

 Programme start dates 

Apply online for September 2017

Apply online for January 2018

How to apply 

For advice and guidance on study-related visas and immigration, please view our visas and immigration webpage.

Applying to study at Regent's 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
  • One letter of academic reference
  • 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. 

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 registration fee (non-refundable)
  • Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)

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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

 

Fees September 2017

Full tuition fee: £17,300
Home/EU advance deposit: £500 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

scholarships

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships

Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you. Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. 

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Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17

Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).

Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

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India Postgraduate Taught Masters scholarships

Regent’s University London has a long-standing tradition of welcoming talented students from all over India. Our students from this region have always had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and have graduated from Regent’s fully equipped to join a large multinational, start their own company or join the family business.  Regent’s is therefore pleased to offer five postgraduate scholarships specifically for students of Indian nationality, each worth £3,000.

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Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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