Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School

MSc Finance


This one-year Masters is for ambitious individuals seeking a career in finance. It features established models and techniques of financial analysis, which will be applied to various financial issues, products and international markets.

  • The course will give you a wide-ranging theoretical background and equip you with practical skills for active interaction in the world of finance.
  • It is run by tutors who have both academic and practical industry experience in finance.
  • The emphasis of the course is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international finance.
  • You'll also be able to specialise in an area of finance that particularly interests you.
  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, becoming a Student Ambassador.

Course content

Core Modules include:

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Accounting Analysis
  • Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
  • Applied / Consultancy Project

Optional modules include:

  • Economics of Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Islamic Banking and Finance

96% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2015 / 16).

Graduates from this course can progress into a wide range of finance-related areas such as central banking, investment banking, pensions analysis, unit and investment trust management, corporate finance and international finance. Typical roles may include financial analyst, financial manager, personal financial adviser, financial examiner or other professional financial roles in the private and public sectors. Graduates can also pursue academic research in the UK or further afield.

Career development

Employment skills are crucial for any graduate. As part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops, where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The focus will be on developing your skills and occupational awareness, and workshops will focus on both home and international students.

Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsAcademic background in business or economics
BeginSeptember or January
Length1 Year
Application Procedure

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) which contains some evidence of quantitative ability.
  • You must also demonstrate knowledge in Mathematics equivalent to at least a grade C at GCSE.
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.
  • English language requirements apply