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Master of Science

MSc Investment and Trading Online

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.

Our MSc Investment and Trading Online provides you with a comprehensive education in the theory of investment and trading. This course will prepare you for a career in the financial services industry and the ability to understand, interpret, and analyse financial statements and data.

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.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

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

Full requirements

Duration options

Full-Time 1 year or Part-Time 2 years.

Next start date

September 2022

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

For added flexibility, this online course can be studied over 12 months or on a part-time basis over 21 months while still receiving the same quality teaching.

Course Details

MSc Investment and Trading Online

This distance learning 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 MSc Investment and Trading Online 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

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.

  • 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: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Investment and Trading with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Investment and Trading
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Investment and Trading with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Investment and Trading
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MSc Investment and Trading with Placement Year
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

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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?

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Course Information

 

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

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

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

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly with the University.

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£9,000 (UK/EU/International students) including £250 deposit.

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

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

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