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Are you analytically minded with an interest in trading and investment?
The Master of Science Investment and Trading – Online can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over a two year period providing flexibility around your commitments.
With a strong emphasis on meeting industry development needs this postgraduate degree course 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.
Optional Placement Year*
New from October 2022 – all Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year to gain significant skills to enhance your employability.
2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).Full requirements
Full-Time 1 year or Part-Time 2 years.
October 2022See all Start Dates
You can apply directly with The University of Law to study one of our online courses.
This 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.
So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.
Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.
*Subject to academic approval
Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.
This course is available full-time (1 year) and part-time (2 years). For full-time study mode students will complete 60 credits each semester and for part-time 30 credits each semester.
You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
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