Finance MSc

School of Business

The financial industry is developing rapidly and growing in complexity. Learn how to understand and analyse activity and to anticipate future developments.

Start date

January 2022


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

You will examine and study issues in finance, financial markets, and risk, which have become increasingly important in recent years.

You will study the operation of modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy. You'll learn about statistical techniques that are employed in practice to investigate a firm’s value and asset price. You'll also explore contemporary debates in finance and financial markets.

Successful completion of this degree means that you will be exempt from ACCA papers:

  • Applied Knowledge AB
  • Applied Knowledge MA
  • Applied Knowledge FA (previously F1-F4)
Business student Deniz Novak
“As part of my degree I completed an internship with the media organisation DC Thomson in Dundee. I learnt how the finance department worked and I had a chance to learn the processes of different sections such as bank reconciliation, transactions, purchase and sales ledgers.”

Deniz Novak, Finance graduate

Econometrics for Finance

Running across all the MSc Finance degrees, this module provides you with an intuitive grasp of the theoretical concepts and basic skills required to estimate and interpret economic models, with a strong focus on statistical analysis. An important part of teaching on all our Finance Master’s degrees and an area that employers very much expect graduates to have covered. We look at modern tools and knowledge in our teaching. Areas that are of relevance to modern investment houses, modern investment analysis and modern banking systems.

Research methods

Take a step back and look at the research process in this key module studied on all Finance degrees. What is research, why are we doing it, how do we create knowledge. This module is vital to assist in your dissertation. It also helps your career development, essential if you want to pursue an academic career, equally important if you want to work in the finance sector so you can properly analyse and report back to your firm, supporting decision making.

Course structure

We offer you the opportunity to study our MSc Finance, or MSc Finance combined with another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, and this gives you the chance to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also shows future employers where your specific interests and skills are. There are four Finance degree options for you to choose from, we refer to these as specialist pathways. The option you choose to study is what will be printed on your graduating certificate.

All the MSc Finance degrees are made up of core modules (ones you must study) and a range of optional modules. Each module is worth 20 credits (except the dissertation which is worth 60) so in total you study six modules and a dissertation, making a total of 180 credits.


You can also contact the course director, Professor Bill Russell, via Skype to discuss the course.


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THE Awards 2021

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