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Finance

MSc
  • Option 1 year full time
  • Year of entry 2019
  • Campus Egham

The course

Studying Finance Master's Degree at Royal Holloway means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres. This programme will provide you with intensive training in the analysis of issues in finance and corporate policy while improving your analytical and technical expertise. On graduation you will be in a strong position to start a career in the financial services, business and banking sectors; we have an impressive employment record, 90% of economics students have jobs in six months.

This is a challenging degree and to ensure all students are ready we hold a two week pre-sessional course. Through your studies you will gain a strong grounding in core areas of finance and have the flexibility to specialise, in areas such as: fixed income securities and derivatives, investment and portfolio management and decision theory and behaviour. On graduation you will be skilled in financial analysis techniques; understand mathematical statistics and theories that are applied in financial econometrics and have the tools to analyse how the financial markets function.

Our balanced approach to research and teaching guarantees high quality teaching from subject leaders, cutting edge materials and intellectually challenging debates. You will be taught by people who have worked and are still working in the finance industry in the broad areas of asset allocation and risk, as well as algorithmic trading. 

  • Excellent career prospects with economics graduates having an impressive employment record and starting salaries amongst the highest in the country.
  • Being part of a small group of around 30 students means you’ll have close contact with the academic staff and you'll receive individual support from the course director.
  • Use our in-house economics experiments laboratory to carry out research.
7th

Ranking the UK for economics research excellence

Source: THE REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014

Top 4

University of London economics department

Source: THE REF institutions ranked by subject, 2014

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