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. This programme was awarded the Scottish Financial Enterprise Innovators Award in the year it was launched.

Programme overview

Designed 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.

Programme structure

This programme is divided into three blocks. During the first term (Sept–Dec) students will take part in induction events and partake core courses. During the second term (Jan–May) students will have a chance to explore option courses and will have the chance to take a Masterclass in Frankfurt. In the third term (June–August) students will write their final dissertation.

Knowledge exchange

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.

Industry links

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 ideas for both the theoretical study and practical application of credit, finance and investment.