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Northumbria University: International Finance and Investment

Institution Northumbria University
Department Business
Telephone 0191 406 0901
Study type Taught


If you have a passion for mathematics and quantitative finance, and want to use it to build a lucrative career within financial research, then this is the ideal course for you.

Building on your undergraduate studies in a quantitative subject such as economics, accounting or engineering, this course provides a research-orientated approach to finance and investment. You will delve into specialist areas such as econometric & forecasting, financial markets& institutions, and investments & risk management, and develop advanced analytical and evaluative skills.

You will make extensive use of our Bloomberg trading suite,where our Bloomberg terminals will give you invaluable access to live data from financial markets across the globe. You’ll use this, combined with our advance econometric packages, to build advance econometric models for the purposes of forecasting, developing trading strategies and examining policy implications for financial markets.

The course is regularly refreshed to keep pace with advances in the financial sector, and is bench marked against the syllabus of the CFAInstitute.

The knowledge and experience you gain on this course will allow you to forge a successful research career. You can either progress within academia by continuing onto a PhD, or seek a position within the international financial sector as quantitative research analyst, where they are in high demand.

If you are interested in a more general managerial career within the financial sector, and your undergraduate degree didn’t equip you for this specialist course, then you might be interested in MScInternational Financial Management.

Advanced Practice


We have a long and successful record in placing students in internships across the UK and, indeed, all over the world. Internships bring a range of benefits – they make students more employable because they can talk about actually doing business rather than just studying it, and they tend to get better final results because they have a real context for their study of business, and find inspiration for their Masters project in the work environment.

Business Clinic

Newcastle Business School operates its own Business Clinic to provide consultancy services to real businesses and organisations in the region, dealing with challenges such as developing an internet marketing strategy or investigating international market opportunities for a new product. Our students work in teams, research the issues and prepare and present a professional set of recommendations.

*Be aware that all Advanced Practice with investigative consultancy project routes are similar to many of our 1-Year MSc with consultancy project routes, while 2-year Advanced Practice course spends more dedicated time in the Business Clinic, reflected on the total assessment input for the two 60 credit modules.


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