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Course overview

Start date

September 2018

Subject area

Accounting, Finance and Economics

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

If you want to pursue – or advance – a career in financial management, this master’s course is a great choice. It is designed for anyone who wants to gain the professional qualifications of the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) Investment Management Certificate (IMC) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). The course is one of only a handful of its kind to be accredited by the CBI, giving our students the chance to apply for Associated Membership and enjoy Associate Chartered Banker status. We work closely with the CBI to ensure our course continues to meet the Institute's high standards and gives our graduates the most relevant, sought-after skills.

You will gain skills in financial analysis and econometrics to help prepare you for the course’s practical, research-focused assignments and a career in the industry, learning about financial risk management and how this affects company behavior.

Our students come from all over the world and are motivated to learn in the financial capital with all of the advantages that brings. Based in Stratford, close to the financial powerhouses of the City of London and Canary Wharf, you will live and breathe the financial services industry with this hands-on course.

CBI Accredited


Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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CBI

Accredited

The course is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, ensuring you graduate with professional qualifications and highly relevant skills. UEL is one of only a handful of UK universities to have this level of recognition from the CBI.

Learn from industry experts

You will be taught by active researchers with industry experience, backed by guest speakers from leading finance companies.

Professional experience

This is a highly practical course that will transform your career prospects and prepare you for industry-specific professional examinations. We use industry-standard software and equipment – and you will learn to trade with our Bloomberg terminals.

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Tuan Anh

MSc Finance and Risk, Now working at Central Bank of Vietnam

Taking the course at UEL was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was a world-class educational environment, which enabled me to grasp integrated skills and advanced knowledge of banking and finance. This gave me great confidence in fulfilling all of the requirements of my job.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£11,400
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,900

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,850
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2.2 Honours in Business, Finance, Economics or in the Applied Mathematical Sciences with some Economics courses.

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

SEE YOUR COUNTRY
 
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

What you'll study 

  • Investment Management (core)
  • International Finance (core)
  • Bloomberg Trading Game (core)
  • Bank Credit Management (core)
  • Asset Pricing (core)
  • Risk Management in Banking (core)
  • Corporate Finance (core)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (core)
  • Professionalism, Ethics and Regulation in Banking (core)
  • Dissertation (core)

And an option from:

  • Behavioural Finance (option)
  • Public Finance (option)

Please note that January and September intake students will study semesters in a different order. January intake students will take the dissertation module midway through the course, rather than at the end. Contact our applicant enquiries team (study@uel.ac.uk) if you have any questions about this.

How you'll be assessed

You will take a variety of assessments. These include individual and group assignments, presentations and examinations. Emphasis is on collecting and collating real data and developing advanced skills in modelling using this data.

Course specification

How you'll learn

Throughout the course you will find an emphasis on collecting, modelling and analysing data to improve your skills and understanding. 

You will have access to the same Bloomberg, Datastream and e-stream databases that are used by financial professionals.

You will be using Bloomberg terminals in exactly the same way as traders in stocks and shares, derivatives and bonds to build and oversee a portfolio (although you won’t be putting your own – or anyone else’s – money at risk.)

This practical work will be backed by a stimulating mix of classroom-based lectures, seminars and workshops, taught by our experienced, research active staff.

For example, Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee, Head of Finance, Economics and Risk, has interests that include mathematical and statistical modelling, privatization and moral hazard and the economics of the Arab Spring.

You will be taught by up to eight staff with specialist expertise in all aspects of the field and will benefit from employability workshops and guest speakers from the world of finance.

As a master’s student, in addition to the face time you have with your teaching staff, you will be expected to undertake a lot of your own research and independent study. We provide the resources, with a range of online and other resources.

You will combine individual study with group work and will be expected to make a contribution to discussions and communicate effectively through written assignments and presentations.

What you'll learn

On this course you will combine a master’s-level knowledge of key theories, concepts and literature with a practical understanding of data collection and analysis. Throughout your studies you will gain insights into how governments and other organisations address financial risks.

You will learn about international finance, investment management and portfolio theory and will also complete a dissertation based on a relevant topic that you choose. (Please note that January and September intake students will study semesters in a different order. January intake students will take the dissertation module midway through the course, rather than at the end. Contact our applicant enquiries team (study@uel.ac.uk) if you have any questions about this).

To develop your practical skills you will learn how to use the Bloomberg trading tool, giving you an advantage over students on similar courses across London, as you will have experience on exactly the same tools that financial managers use on the job. 

We will also prepare you for the financial services industry qualifications, which you will take after the course, including the Chartered Financial Analyst exam, which is recognised throughout the world, and the UK-specific Investment Management Certificate.

 

Your future career

You will be well prepared for professional roles in finance and risk as this well respected qualification is designed to boost your career prospects.

If you are determined to pursue a career in the City, this degree will take you a big step closer. But your Master’s in Finance and Risk will also open doors to any company or organisation that needs to make evidence-based business decisions.

Financial management plays a crucial, strategic role in companies of any size, so this degree gives you the potential to have influence. By the end of the course you should be able to provide sound financial advice, armed with the skills and knowledge to make a contribution to any company’s bottom line.

An obvious choice is to work in the banking sector, but investment and broking firms; multinationals and other corporations are also options for someone who understands the financial markets.

You could also apply your skills and knowledge to the public or not-for-profit sectors, or you may decide to move into accountancy, management consulting, or even teaching and academia.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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