Finance and Investment Management

University of Liverpool

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Developed by leading academics in the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, the Finance and Investment Management MSc  programme will equip you with the professional skills you will need to make an outstanding contribution in your organisation. 

You will gain an extensive understanding of contemporary principles of finance and investment management and how these are applied to financial intermediation, savings, and investment. You will also gain an understanding of the practices of financial markets including the use of ‘state-of-the-art’ industry analytics. 

The content of this programme is aligned with the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) qualification and will equip you with the skills and competencies you will need to undertake formal CFA© Level 1 examinations.


Enhance technical skills necessary to operate effectively in the field of finance while exploring the range of impacts finance has on different business activities with this online Finance and Investment Management MSc from the University of Liverpool, an Affiliated University of the CFA Institute.



Study Mode


30 months


Start Date(s)


March 14 2023

May 23 2023

October 10 2023


Course details

There are three study awards for the programme – starting with the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) amounting to 60 credits, progressing to the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) amounting to 120 credits and full Master of Science (MSc). 

•    Corporate Finance (15 credits)    
•    Financial Institutions, Regulation and Ethics (15 credits)    
•    Equity and Fixed Income (15 credits)    
•    Portfolio Management (15 credits)    
•    Financial Reporting and Analysis (15 credits)    
•    Derivatives and Alternative Investments (15 credits)    
•    Economics in Financial Markets (15 credits)    
•    Research Methods (15 credits)    
•    Dissertation (60 credits)

Please note - CFA affiliated status only applies to the MSc award due to the number of study hours required of a programme by the CFA © to achieve this status. Students who enrol on a PG Certificate or PG Diploma and successfully complete their award will be eligible to progress onto the full MSc.

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact our admissions team.

Applicants should possess either: 
•    A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in any subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
•    Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, as current finance professionals and those seeking a career in the industry, you will be equipped with the intellectual, learning, and professional skills you will need to make an outstanding contribution in your organisation. 

The University of Liverpool is an Affiliated University of the CFA Institute and, in recognition of the programme’s alignment to the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), the online MSc Finance and Investment Management has been awarded affiliated status. The CFA Institute is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence, and affiliated status is greatly recognised and regarded around the world. Recognition demonstrates the robustness with which this programme has been developed and the application of the content to professional practice will strengthen your career potential.

Contact University of Liverpool

+44 (0)151 318 4466

University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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