Postgraduate Pathway in Finance
Our MSc Finance programme is designed for aspiring financial professionals. We can help you accelerate your career prospects by sharpening your analytical and critical reasoning skills, and honing your financial knowledge and technical proficiency.
Students can expect to gain a global perspective on the overseas financial environment with three flexible study options giving you more control over your time.
The course aims to help you to develop skills, competencies, knowledge, and understanding demanded by a complex financial environment and to enhance problem-solving skills in corporate financial management. You will foster an understanding of the global financial environment, with particular reference to stock markets and institutional issues, and the implications of this for financial management decisions and policies.
You will begin to grasp an understanding of the implications of a firm's financial strategies on investor income, wealth and risk and develop an understanding of the complex, diverse and international nature of financial management.
By the end of the course, students will be able to demonstrate technical competence and knowledge in econometrics, which can provide a sound basis for dissertation preparation and the possibility of subsequent postgraduate research in finance.
This pathway is specifically designed to allow international students to reach their full potential in pursuit of a Plymouth University Master's degree.
Pathways at Plymouth University
|Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Finance||Stage 2: Masters Degree|
£8,950 (one semester)
Stage 1: One or two semesters
Stage 1: September, January and June
Stage 1: Pre-Masters in Finance
PUIC at Plymouth University
To develop a range of critical thinking skills necessary for successful study at postgraduate level, including evaluating arguments, debating and constructing effective arguments, evidence and critical reading.
How will I be assessed? Evaluating Arguments Assessment, Critical Evaluation Assessment, final Examination
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module will develop a range of academic and communicative skills necessary for successful study and develop a range of transferable communicative skills (written and oral) to prepare students for professional life.
How will I be assessed? Oral Presentation, Group Report and Presentation, In-class assessment, PDP Journal and Final Examination
To develop an understanding of research methods and methodologies for postgraduate study. To develop an understanding of how to plan and undertake effective research at postgraduate level.
How will I be assessed? Topic Presentation, Literature Review, Methodology Essay
To provide the students with the necessary research and writing skills to produce a postgraduate level dissertation.
How will I be assessed? Dissertation (5,000 words)
To develop fundamental knowledge and skills in order to adopt a strategic approach to marketing within a global business context.
How will I be assessed? Group Report, Final Examination
Managing Human resources*
To allow the students to develop and apply fundamental knowledge and skills in adopting strategic approaches to human resources management within a global business context.
How will I be assessed? Individual Portfolio, Final Examination
* These modules are only available on the extended pathway.
Stage 2: Masters Degree
Plymouth School of Business
Please note: Masters Modules differ depending on the pathway, you can find out more about them on the Plymouth University website by clicking the links below: