Postgraduate programmes

MSc Finance and Investment


Our Finance and Investment course will provide you with a critical understanding of advanced concepts and theories relevant to the finance and investment disciplines. Including their applied aspects, their nature and significance in the modern economic environment, and the role of financial supervision and regulation as a means to reduce systemic risk and protect consumers, depositors and investors.

You will also be introduced to current techniques, methods and technologies used in the finance and investment industries to measure, price, eliminate the risk associated with various financial assets, and efficiently allocate capital to the economy.

Both financial and non-financial firms are increasingly considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. The reasons range from market demands and stakeholder expectations, to expanding awareness of ESG issues and the regulations designed to address them. There are also financial and non-financial benefits to prioritising sustainability. Given this context, the programme enables you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills in a socially responsible, ethical and sustainable manner to the role of a finance or banking professional as well as in other business and management-related work environments in the UK and internationally.

Key features

  • Understand the concepts and theories of finance and investment

  • Explore all aspects of financial risk and financial institution regulation

  • You will critically assess developments such as cryptocurrencies and evaluate the implications of differing technological approaches

  • Develop the skills needed to turn clients' investment objectives into trading strategies

  • Manage a simulated sub-portfolio on behalf of a client

Course modules:

Block 1: Finance, Investments, and Financial Management

Block 2: Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Block 3: Applied Asset Management
Block 4: FinTech, Green Finance and Investment
Block 5: & 6: Choose one from the below:

  • Dissertation
  • Applied Research Project

See more detailed module descriptions
Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, collaborative group work, individual and group presentations, simulations and computer modelling.

Assessment is through presentations, time-constrained assessments, case study analysis and reports.

This programme also allows successful students to claim seven exemptions from CIMA Certificate and Operational level exams.

This programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), enabling you to gain a CISI professional qualification while studying for your MSc.

As the result of our affiliation with CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute, we can offer a limited number CFA Programme Student Scholarships to students across all Accounting & Finance programmes on a competitive basis.

*These exemptions are subject to approval from the professional bodies.

An International Finance and Investment MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers. You may choose to pursue a career in finance, banking, investments or a variety of other roles within the finance industry.

Students have the opportunity to participate in guest lectures with international speakers.

Holders of a good bachelor degree from a university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.

We normally expect student to achieve an overall 'good' grade. We appreciate that the marking schemes in universities in Kazakhstan can differ. If your undergraduate degree is graded on the GPA system, we would usually look for a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, 3.5 out of 4.33, or 4 out of 5.

Work experience is not a requirement.

International applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of applying.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 6.0 (no component below 5.5) and TOEFL iBT 60 out of 120 with each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) to be not less than 15

For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time postgraduate local and international students are 13,000$.

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