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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
All our Master’s courses offer an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. Find out more.
Why study with us?
International Students: we are no longer accepting applications from people who need a Student Route visa for full-time courses that start before July 2023.
2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).Full requirements
October 2023See all Start Dates
If you’re looking for a more flexible approach to your studies, why not consider our online study option?
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.
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.
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.
Study MSc Investment and Trading Online starting May 2023, October 2023, February 2024, June 2024 or October 2024
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?
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.
You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and dissertation/project work.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
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
You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.
October 2022 - June 2023
UK students: £10,000 (London), £9,000 (Non-London)
International students: £14,000 (London), £12,000 (Non-London)
October 2023 - June 2024
UK students: £11,300 (London), £10,750 (Non-London)
International students: £16,700 (London), £15,850 (Non-London)
All fees include a deposit of £250
A 20% additional charge of the full year standard fee applies to programmes including a Placement Year, 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.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.