We are open for Clearing: Find out more

Master of Science

MSc Investment and Trading

Are you analytically minded with an interest in trading and investment?

With a strong emphasis on meeting industry development needs this one-year MSc Investment and Trading postgraduate programme is ideal for those who are highly numerate with an interest in market analysis and assessing investment and trading opportunities.

You will learn the skills required to critically assess the wide variety of information and factors that impact the future value of current investment and trading opportunities. You’ll analyse and compare return on investment, opportunity costs, and market and economic information. Along with understanding the required corporate responsibility, you’ll be in a better position to make sound trading and investment decisions.

Our MSc Investment and Trading degree will prepare you for a career in the investment and trading sector or as a part of back-office operations on both supply and demand sides. Classes are designed to simulate a real-life experience of the financial industry.

This course is also available to study online both full-time (1 year) or part-time (2 years). Visit, MSc Investment and Trading Online.  

Optional Placement Year

New from September 2022 – all our Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. There will be no placement fee charged to students joining in September 2022, however a 20% charge of the full year standard fee will apply from January 2023 onwards. Find out more.

Why study with us?

  • 94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data © HESA 2021 (www.hesa.ac.uk)
  • Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
  • Our Employment Promise offers your course fees back if you do not secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course
  • Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
  • Check out how we can support your fees through scholarships and bursaries.
Person using a mobile phone View of skyscrapers seen from ground level

Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).

Full requirements

Next start date

September 2022

See all Start Dates

STUDY ONLINE

 

If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?

 

Secure a job within 9 months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

94% of postgraduate students in employment were in Highly Skilled Occupations 15 months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes data).

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Course Details

MSc Investment and Trading

This MSc Investment and Trading programme is designed to meet the needs of the global finance industry enabling students to advance their finance careers including within the field of trading and investments. After acquiring a sound knowledge of modern finance theory, you’ll go on to develop a greater understanding of the global strategic changes in accountancy, financial decision making and portfolio management.

Taught by experienced academics with extensive real-world industry experience offering a mix of theory and practice via real life case studies. You’ll graduate with specialist knowledge as a competent and effective finance professional, fully equipped to progress within a career in finance, banking, or any management position where finance is part of the role. In addition, you’ll possess the ability to assess investment and trading opportunities and be well positioned to fast track to trading and investment opportunities.

Placement Year
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning. Visit our Postgraduate Placement Year page for more details. 

Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.

Professional Development and Coaching

All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.

You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.

Course Structure

  • Financial Management (15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting (15 credits)
  • Management Accounting (15 credits)
  • Fundamental Analysis (15 credits)
  • Technical Analysis (15 credits)
  • Investment Risk Management (15 credits)
  • Trading Psychology (15 credits)
  • Responsibility of Directors (15 credits)
  • Data & Decision Making (15 credits)
  • Business Project (45 credits)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Investment and Trading
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Investment and Trading with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Investment and Trading
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Investment and Trading with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Investment and Trading
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate
  • MSc Investment and Trading with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Birmingham, GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
    • Part-time: Birmingham and London Moorgate

Online

Study MSc Investment and Trading Online starting September 2022, January 2023 or May 2023

Make an Enquiry

Study Online

You can also study the MSc Investment and Trading online. If you’re looking for true flexibility in how, where and when you study, why not consider our online study option?

MSc Investment and Trading Online ➔

study online

Course Information

 

To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.

Calendar

 

You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and dissertation/project work.

Student working from a text book

 

This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

Students studying

Employability We Set You Up For Success

We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

Discover more
Woman on the phone smiling

Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

Student reading in library

 

UK Campuses
UK students: £10,000 (London), £9,000 (Non-London)
International students: £14,000 (London), £12,000 (Non-London)

All fees include a deposit of £250

Berlin Campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International)

A 20% charge of the full year standard fee applies to the Placement Year for programmes starting from January 2023.

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course. We offer a range of bursaries and awards available to students for the development of skills in the professional services sector.

Calculator

 

We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

Student looking at smart phone