Our MSc in Finance and Investment provides theoretical knowledge and key skills to enable you to further your career in a range of finance-related professions, including investment analysis and corporate finance. The programme was ranked 38th in the world, and 6th in the UK, by the Financial Times in 2016.

Why choose the MSc in Finance & Investment?

Three of our students provide an insight into the F&I programme and share what they have enjoyed the most »

We are no longer accepting applications to our Finance & Investment MSc for 2016 entry as the programme is now full

Programme overview

Designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in finance and investment, our programme will help you develop a global perspective on investment markets and asset classes, provide practical knowledge on the processes underlying investment, and build your skills in investment-related mathematics. Overall, this MSc will give you an understanding of industry practice and a range of specialist skills essential for a career in finance and investment.

Programme structure

Our programme consists of five core courses, one or two core electives and one or two option courses, including a course on ethics and standards of professional practice. You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and either two or three in the second term (Jan-May). The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Opportunities also exist for company-sponsored projects to be undertaken.

Knowledge exchange

Founded with support from major industry players including Citigroup and Martin Currie Investment Management, in its launch year our programme was awarded the Scottish Financial Enterprise Innovators Award. The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows students to learn from visiting speakers with extensive experience in fund management and analysis, such as the CEO of Scottish Financial Enterprise and the Managing Director of the Securities and Investment Institute.

Industry links

Our MSc benefits from its close partnership with the internationally leading Credit Research Centre, which conducts applied research relevant to all industry stakeholders. The programme has been judged by the CFA Institute to cover at least 70% of the CFA curriculum, allowing our graduates to go on to have careers in globally recognised firms such as AEGON, Ernst and Young, Goldman Sachs and RBS.