Coventry University: Global Financial Services

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department Coventry University London
Study type Taught


This is an intensive, highly professionalised master’s programme designed to provide a career springboard into the world of financial services.

Accreditation The course has been designed in line with the Level I and II syllabuses of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and the CFA Institute, which means you’ll have covered 70-80% of the knowledge required to pass their professional exams once you graduate. Your tutors will offer intensive workshops to help you prepare for those exams, and provide online access to innovative support from Wiley Finance.

Technology You will develop high levels of proficiency with industry-standard technology for the financial services sector, particularly when working on our simulated trading floor. You’ll use Bloomberg terminals, S&P Capital IQ, STATA and TradeStation, plus financial simulation software such as Oxyor MarketTrader and Volcube for options pricing and risk management. You’ll learn to integrate these tools, and their outputs, into Excel. We are unusual in being able to offer a personal S&P Capital IQ login, which means you’ll have 24/7 access to the system from anywhere, including home.

London Our campus is situated in the iconic Square Mile of the City of London, one of the most famous and busiest financial districts in the world – and we’re only a short distance from the UK’s second financial centre, soaring Canary Wharf. Your tutors will take full advantage of the many experiential opportunities in the area, including the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange, but you will also be encouraged to make the most of tours, museums, conferences and exhibitions.

Tutors This programme is taught by highly qualified academics holding doctorates and/or professional accreditation such as CFA and/or FRM. They have significant backgrounds in finance, working as chartered financial analysts, chartered accountants or financial risk managers for leading investment banks, asset-management firms, national overseas banks, private-equity firms and hedge funds. The course director is a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management.

Applied Your learning will be very much applied, helping you to become workplace-ready when you graduate. You’ll benefit from guest lectures from high-profile figures in finance, and could participate in an international field trip to a global financial centre. You’ll have opportunities to visit leading banks, institutions, investment companies, technology firms and/or ratings agencies. Your final major project offers the chance to do an internship or a consultancy project for a business client.

Key course benefits;

  • You will receive essential preparation for either CFA or FRM certification

  • A portion of your learning will take place on our exciting simulated trading floor

  • Tutors will illustrate your learning with their career experiences in the financial services sector

  • You will study in the heart of London, in close proximity to the UK’s two leading financial districts

  • Every aspect of your studies will be set within a global context, preparing you to work internationally

  • You could choose to do a term’s work-experience internship or a live consultancy project with a real client

  • There is the opportunity to participate in an overseas field trip to a global financial centre, which might include Wall Street in New York

  • Your learning will include as many opportunities as possible for developing hands-on business skills, enabling you to be highly workplace-ready when you graduate.


Coventry University

Coventry University is a dynamic university that provides high quality education to students. Our teaching, staff, facilities and student experience have all been recognised as being among the finest in the sector and our future is looking bright as a modern university with a flourishing global reputation.

Why choose Coventry University?

  • Top 15 for five years running in the Guardian University Guide (2016-2020)
  • Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)
  • 1st for Overseas Experiences (based on student trips abroad from HESA 2016/17 data)
  • Gold for outstanding teaching and …

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