The course

UCAS code
N300
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Available via Clearing

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Overview

The MA in Finance is focused on graduate employability in the financial sector in its broadest sense. The course is a specialist degree responding to the rapid growth in global financial services. It is particularly suited to those seeking entry into the banking or investment management sectors, both nationally and internationally, covering a range of relevant specialist topics in finance.

Course content

Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Management in a Global Context
  • Elective (Year 1)

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Elective (Year 1)
Year 2

Semester 1

  • Financial Markets Theory
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Option (Year 2)
  • Elective (Year 1 or 2)

Semester 2

  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Option (Year 2)
  • Elective (Year 1 or 2)
Year 3

Semester 1

  • International Bond & Currency Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Option (Year 3)
  • Elective (Year 1, 2 or 3)

Semester 2

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Managing Corporate Value
  • Research Methods
  • Elective (Years 1, 2 or 3)
Year 4

Semester 1

  • Agency Theory and Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management and Derivatives
  • Option (Year 4 Accountancy, Finance or Economics)

Semester 2

  • Contemporary Issues in Finance
  • Equity Markets & Funds Management
  • Option (Year 4 Accountancy, Finance or Economics)

Across both semesters

  • Finance Dissertation