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Finance (2 year course)

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Finance (2 year course)

MSc

  • Option 2 years full time
  • Year of entry 2019
  • Campus Egham

The course

Studying Finance at Royal Holloway, University of London means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts at one of the UK’s top ten teaching and research centres. This programme provides you with an opportunity to study a portfolio of courses in the first year designed to bring you up to the entry standard for the Masters degree;  ideal if you have graduated from disciplines other than Economics, Finance, and a highly quantitative discipline. You will learn how to analyse issues in finance and corporate policy and build your analytical and technical expertise. On graduation you will be ready to start a career in the financial services, business and banking sectors.

In the first year you will study undergraduate-level courses and in the second year, subject to progression, you will progress to the year-long Masters in Finance. 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 or decision theory and behaviour. On graduation you will be skilled in investment analysis, mathematical statistics financial econometrics and you will have the tools to analyse how investment decisions.

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.
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Ranking the UK for economics research excellence

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Top 4

University of London economics department

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