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University of Portsmouth: Finance

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Business and Law
Telephone 023 9284 2991
Study type Taught


Overview Our MSc Finance degree explores financial theory and develops your financial analysis skills as you prepare for a financial career in cities like London. You’ll use industry tools and software to develop the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a city professional.

This course has a mathematical focus, so you’ll ideally have a background in accounting, economics or finance. As a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) student member, you’ll have networking opportunities and be able to build relationships with potential future employers during your studies.

Taught by industry experienced lecturers including ex-traders, you’ll cover topical subjects including behavioural finance, derivatives and financial management. You’ll learn to value stocks and bonds, explore a range of economic models, and use accurate financial data as you study so you'll graduate with a solid understanding of modern financial markets and instruments.

Use our Bloomberg Suite to access and analyse financial data for your assessments, and work towards your Bloomberg certificate with training and an online exam paid for by the University.

This course is ideal if you want to start your career as a stockbroker or trader in the city.

Recognised by: The University of Portsmouth is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for finance teaching by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

On successful completion of your Bloomberg Market Concepts training, you'll be awarded the Bloomberg Certificate, an essential qualification for all city professionals.

What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Use our Bloomberg Suite to analyse real world financial data

  • Explore topics including financial markets and behavioural finance

  • Develop your software skills, including Excel and stats packages

  • Work towards your Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification, an essential qualification for City professionals

  • Be a CISI student member, accessing networking opportunities and industry talks as you study

  • Learn from industry experienced lecturers including ex-traders

  • Study a CISI accredited course and prepare for your CISI examinations

On successful completion of your Bloomberg training you'll also receive the Bloomberg Certificate, an essential qualification for all city professionals.


University of Portsmouth


‘I already feel so much more confident applying for jobs.’

Anna, Master’s student at the University of Portsmouth

 Why Portsmouth?
A stronger sense of direction. Opportunities to specialise and further your prospects. A big step towards achieving your ambitions. Portsmouth is a university where you can connect with great people and businesses, and unlock career possibilities.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2022
  • 86% satisfaction with course …
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