We typically receive a high number of applications for this course and therefore advise that you apply by our advisory application deadline of 30th April 2023. This deadline applies to our September entry points during the 2023/24 application cycle. We will assess any applications we receive after this deadline, subject to vacancies being available on the course.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive there may be a short delay in the time it takes to make a decision on your application. However, please be assured that we fully assess and review all applications we receive in a fair, transparent and consistent way in line with our Admissions Policy. If you need any more details on our application process please refer to this webpage.
The Brunel Finance and Investment MSc gives graduates the advanced knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in financial management, with a focus on investment analysis and portfolio management.
In addition to core subjects including financial theory, financial markets and corporate finance, you’ll examine in detail financial modelling, investment strategies, performance evaluation, risk assessment, investment valuation and asset pricing.
Further, you’ll develop your quantitative and problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions.
Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.
We hold regular training sessions with Bloomberg, which will enhance your research and give you a taste of a real-world working environment.
You can choose to study one year full-time, two years full-time with a year's work placement or 16 months full-time with a 6-12 week work placement.
While you study for your Finance and Investment MSc you can take advantage of the opportunity to follow the CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and gain the skills required to complete the Level I CFA Program exam. The CFA Program has become the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world. Find out more on our Level I CFA® Program Pathway page.
This programme is also accredited by CIMA offering exemptions to some of their professional papers depending on your module choices.
As global capital and money markets grow, so does the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in finance and investment. Your Brunel Masters will give you that and make you a sought-after job candidate to employers across the industry.