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MScFinance and Global Trading

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500 per year
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Alongside banks, a growing number of both financial firms (e.g. hedge funds) and non-financial firms (e.g. utilities) have trading arms which execute orders in the markets and deal on behalf of either the firm or outside clients. Therefore, knowledge of trading global markets is a prerequisite for your career in trading, risk management or compliance.

On this course, we prepare you for a successful career in finance and financial services by covering in-depth finance, statistical modelling and trading skills. Taught by industry experts, we offer a mix of classroom-based instruction, case study and practical trading exercise where you trade on real-time simulated global markets through the use of industry-strength proprietary trading software in our specialist trading lab.

You master areas including:

- trading strategies
- risk and money management
- trader analytics
- portfolio management and empirical methods in finance

You are given exposure to practical trading in a wide range of markets, including equities, FX, commodities and bonds.

Programme structure

Year 1

Derivative Securities
Portfolio Management
Trading Global Financial Markets
Research Methods in Finance: Empirical Methods in Finance
MSc Finance and Investment: Dissertation
Asset Pricing (optional)
Fixed Income Securities (optional)
Industry Expert Lectures in Finance (optional)

Career opportunities

A Masters degree from Essex Business School is an investment in your future career. Not only will we support you to reach your full academic potential, our Student Services Team works in partnership with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Our students progress to work in a range of careers, from financial analysis to management, public administration and accountancy. We’re also proud of our many graduate entrepreneurs.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States