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M.Sc. (Finance and Investment)

Offered by: The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC)
Exam BodyThe University of Nottingham, UK
Course Duration1 year full-time, 2-4 years part-time
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)55200/Course
FacultyFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyAccounting & Finance
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

The MSc Finance and Investment degree provides a structured programme for those seeking positions in finance and investment. The programme is based around the three main classes of capital investment activity: derivative markets, equity markets and fixed interest markets. It will allow you to focus upon advanced developments in finance and investment to meet your interests and career aspirations. The course will increase your knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines including specialist modules in specific areas of finance. It will increase your capability to undertake critical evaluation of core business and finance disciplines, developing your ability to examine and assess different aspects of the financial environment.

Career prospects

This course is ideal for those wanting a career in accountancy, auditing, business development, financial advice, investment management, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, research, risk assurance, tax consultancy and trading.

Course structure

You must complete a total of eight taught modules and an individual dissertation on an approved subject relevant to your field of study. You can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on a finance and investment topic according to your individual interests and career requirements.

Class locations

  • Classes will be held mainly in Semenyih (main campus) and occasionally at the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (KLTC) on both weekdays and weekends respectively.
  • Students staying in Semenyih campus accommodation are able to use the university bus transport provided from the main campus to attend classes in KLTC. Further details regarding the teaching schedule will be presented during the programme induction.
  • All MSc-related workshops will held in the Semenyih campus.


  • February (part-time)
  • September (full-time and part-time)

Typical core modules

Capital Market Analysis
Corporate Finance
Derivative Investment
Fixed Interest Investment
Quantitative Research Methods for Finance and Accounting


Typical optional modules*

Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
International Finance
The Economics of Strategy and Market Structure

*Not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. Applicants must have a first degree in business/economics/management (with a significant quantitative finance and/or econometric component).

Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)     

TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Intake Months

February (part-time), September (full-time and part-time), November (part-time)

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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