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Masters in Finance

Our Masters programmes consistently appear in top independent rankings for both quality and reputation. Taught by a world-class faculty and supported by international-quality research, these intensive one-year, full-time programmes help you develop the analytical and practical skills employers value. Study with us and you’ll be part of an elite business school with triple-accreditation.

At a glance

Our MSc Finance programmes are among the strongest in the UK. Taught by a world-class faculty and supported by international-quality research, these intensive one-year, full-time programmes will help you develop the analytical skills needed to standout and build a successful career in finance.

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Professional Accreditation


Duration from
12 months


Mode of Study
Full-time


Rankings
10th in the UK (FT Masters in Finance Ranking 2016)


Highlights
Real-time trading simulation; Extensive data resources; Bloomberg terminals; Investment Club

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MSc Finance

The MSc Finance enables you to develop the specific knowledge and skills relevant to a career in your chosen field, while studying at the leading edge of the subject. Through analysis of key theories and econometric techniques, you’ll develop essential skills in evaluation, implementation, decision making and research.To achieve your qualification you’ll be required to successfully complete both core and elective modules and a dissertation or business project or placement.

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What's different? Core Modules:

Advanced Financial Theory

Corporate Finance

One of the following pairings:

Econometrics I and Econometrics II
Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

MSc Finance (Accounting and Finance)

The MSc Accounting and Finance is the programme to choose if you’re looking to pursue a career in major accounting firms or any reporting function of the finance industry. Studying the subject within an international context, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of financial reporting and decision making.

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What's different? Core modules

Advanced Financial Theory

Econometric Methods

Corporate Reporting

Corporate Finance

Financial Statement Analysis

Financial Modellng and Business Forecasting

MSc Finance (Corporate and International Finance)

Our MSc Corporate and International Finance is designed to help you gain the advantage in this highly competitive field, whether you’re looking to work in mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, private equity or venture capital. You’ll study the subject from an international perspective, focusing on firms’ financial decision making and global financial transactions.

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What's different? Core modules

Advanced Financial Theory

Corporate Finance

International Finance

Mergers and Acquisitions

Econometric Methods

Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

MSc Finance (Economics and Finance)

Our MSc Economics and Finance offers rigorous training in macro- and micro-economic analysis. Throughout the course you’ll investigate links with financial theory, as well as government policy making and its impact on the markets. If you’re focused on a career on the analytical side of investment banking and hedge fund management, this is the programme for you.

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What's different? Core modules

Advanced Financial Theory

Advanced Macroeconomics

Advanced Microeconomics

Corporate Finance

One of the following pairings:

Econometrics I and Econometrics II
Econometric Methods and Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

MSc Finance (Finance and Investment)

Our MSc Finance and Investment is specifically designed to prepare you for a career in trading or investment management. Studying at an advanced level, you’ll develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of financial markets and instruments. You’ll also build expertise in investment decision making in the context of the real world of business.

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What's different? Core modules

Advanced Financial Theory

Derivative Markets

Econometric Methods

Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

Financial Risk Management

Portfolio Management

Security Analysis

MSc Finance (International Banking and Finance)

Our MSc International Banking and Finance focuses on the theories and realities of international financial markets. Designed to prepare you for a career in this competitive global environment, it will equip you with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the banking system and money supply.

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What's different? Core modules

Econometric Methods

Financial Modelling and Business Forecasting

Advanced Financial Theory

Corporate Finance

International Finance

Money and Banking

MSc Finance (International Money, Finance and Investment)

Our MSc International Money, Finance and Investment is designed to take your theoretical and practical knowledge of this competitive global field to a technically advanced level. You’ll build your expertise within the context of the real world of business, giving you a strong foundation for a career in finance, and international fund management in particular.

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What's different? Core modules

Advanced Financial Theory

Derivative Markets

Econometric Methods

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International Finance

International Financial Asset Management

Portfolio Management

What our students think

"The programme equipped me with the advanced technical and analytical skills sought after in finance and also helped me pass CFA Level 1."


Ruoxi Fu MSc Finance

"I am extremely grateful to Durham for fostering an intellectually stimulating environment that has allowed me to develop immensely."


Brett Saunders MSc Finance and Investment

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