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Coventry University
On campus
 1787 Points
1 Year

Program Description

Are you interested in a career in a finance profession? By studying our MSc Finance you should be able to gain the skills and knowledge needed, with pathways that allow you to focus on a particular area of interest.

By design, the MSc Finance is a specialist course that seeks to educate and prepare you for a range of careers within the finance professions, upon successful completion. This course aims to provide you with specialist financial skills and knowledge – everything from derivatives, portfolio theory and risk management, to financial modelling, governance and ethical finance.

This specialist knowledge is supported by recognitions or accreditations from some of the UK’s leading professional financial organisations including the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of the UK and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further information.

An attractive feature of the MSc Finance is its flexibility, with three pathway options available in your second semester. These pathways are designed to allow you to focus on an area of most interest to you, whether that be investment management, banking, or a more general finance pathway. These pathway options should allow you to tailor this degree to an area of finance that most interests you.

Regardless of the pathway studied, this course seeks to develop enterprising and globally-orientated postgraduates, upon successful completion, who are equipped to cope in a financial world of constant transformation and increasing complexity.

Offering the chance to gain an international student experience, a range of internship opportunities (subject to availability, competitive application, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply) and the opportunity for practical integration between theory and practice, the course aims to help you to develop the skills most valued by employers.

Rated ‘Excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in more than 150 countries, Coventry Business School offers industry-standard facilities, including our Trading Floor. Using a range of market-leading software and data packages, such as Bloomberg, Datastream, Fitch-Connect and Thompson Reuters Eikon, you will have the opportunity to practise financial, statistical and econometric analysis, and the opportunity to explore how to interpret, evaluate and communicate financial information in real-life business situations.

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Program Benefits

  • Strong current industry links with major employers.
  • Outstanding facilities include our Trading Floor, which features 42 dual-screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • The option to follow one of 3 pathways in your second semester, allowing you the opportunity to tailor your course to your area of chosen interest, while also having the chance to get a solid grounding in financial theory.
  • Coventry Business School was ranked ‘Excellent’ in 2019 by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools in more than 150 countries.
  • Recognition or accreditation from the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society UK, the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), which could provide you with certain exemptions from professional exams. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition and Exemptions section for further details.
  • Innovative, interactive teaching designed to embed professional skills. For example, dependent on the pathway followed, you will practise trading or investment management on our Bloomberg Trading Floor, which incorporates analytical, news and real-time data platforms to give you the chance to gain first-hand experience of these industry-standard tools (subject to availability).
  • Opportunity to take part in international experiences as part of the Global Leaders Programme, available to all postgraduate students at Coventry University (subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements, and additional fees). Further details on the Global Leaders Programme can be found here.
  • Access to market-leading databases such as Thompson-Reuters Eikon, Bloomberg, Bankscope and Datastream (subject to availability).


In Semester One, you will study the follow four mandatory common modules: Corporate Finance; Quantitative Methods; Derivatives; Governance, Accountability and Ethics.

In Semester Two, you can pick one of three pathways, each of which requires you to study four different mandatory modules. This flexibility aims to allow you to focus on the area of finance that most interests you. The three pathways are: Finance; Banking; Investment Management. Please note that the final award for this degree will be MSc Finance, regardless of the pathway chosen, which will not appear on the degree awarded.

In the final semester, all students undertake the Project module and the Global Professional Development module. As part of the Project module, you can either conduct traditional research on a topic of your choice or pursue a consultancy project in the form of a company internship. Consultancy opportunities and internships are subject to availability and a competitive application process, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional fees may apply.

The Global Professional Development module was developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). It focuses on consultancy and can lead to a professional qualification upon successful completion. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition Section for further details.




Corporate Finance
Quantitative Methods
Financial Statements Analysis

Finance Pathway:
Behavioural Finance
International Risk Management
Institutional Investments
Financial Statement Analysis

Banking Pathway:
International Banking
Credit Risk Management
Banking Regulation
Economics of Money and Banking

Investment Management Pathway:
Fund Management
Equity Investment Using Thompson-Reuters Eikon
Bond Market Analysis Using Bloomberg
The Foreign Exchange Markets

Global Professional Development - Consultancy


Past graduates have gone on to work in varied roles, such as a:

  • Financial Planning Analyst for City Bank Indonesia
  • Senior Finance Officer for Royal Jordanian Airlines
  • Financial Administrator for Bank of China

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