Most business schools offer an MSc in Finance. Few offer an MSc with such a strong investment component. A powerful blend of academic rigour and vocational insight, the MSc in Finance and Investment will add considerably to the knowledge of those looking to further their career in this vital sector. The MSc was awarded the Scottish Financial Enterprise Innovators Award in the year it was launched.

This programme aims to provide students with a specialist education in finance and investment. It will give a global perspective on investment markets and asset classes, provide practical knowledge on the processes and mechanics underlying investment, and build on students' existing numerical skills so that they are able to understand and practice investment-related mathematics.

The programme will introduce students to relevant academic research, especially empirical evidence on investment-related questions.

The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows us to attract visiting speakers from the key financial institutions, fund managers and analysts. Indeed, the course was founded with the financial and practical support of major industry players, including Citigroup, Martin Currie and Baillie Gifford.

Students are able to interact with leading figures from these major companies; this is particularly evident in the dissertation, which offers an invaluable opportunity to collaborate on a topic that has real, of-the-minute industry relevance.

Our strong connection to industry is exemplified by our work in the Centre for Financial Markets Research and the Credit Research Centre. Bringing together leading academics and practitioners, the centres are a keen theatre of debate, creating new thoughts, new ideas for both the theoretical study and practical application of credit, finance and investment.