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Wealth Management

MSc ( 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time )

Overview

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We have experienced high demand from students wishing to join the School of Economics and Finance in September 2017 and now only have a small number of places available. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible and by 31 August 2017 [midnight]. We will give equal consideration to all applications received by this date.  Applications received after this date may still be considered at the discretion of the academic selector and subject to places being available.

 

The MSc Wealth Management is a specialist degree that aims to provide practical and theoretical training in areas of major financial interest, in particular Investment management and corporate finance. At the same time its ambition will be to gain, like other programmes being offered by leading universities, the CISI Diploma.

Designed for students and professionals who aim to pursue a career in finance and other, related areas, this programme provides a unique set of perspectives on how financial markets operate, grounded in economic and financial theory and practice. Examples of topics covered include: optimal capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, portfolio management, risk management, derivatives and finance microstructure.

The programme will bring the latest advances of applied research and is specifically designed to impart a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry. It is designed so as to offer flexibility and progressive specialisation to educate experts the industry is requiring and includes nine compulsory modules that are the necessary foundations to master financing and capital budgeting issues. Then, students will opt for one elective.

Contact

If you are a prospective student or a current applicant and your query is related to admission, then please email sef-enquiries@qmul.ac.uk

If you are a current student or your query is non-admissions related, then please email Sarah Riley (s.riley@qmul.ac.uk).

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8848

Structure

The study programme consists of 9 compulsory modules and one electives with an even split between semesters. Students study compulsory modules the first semester (October‐December) and select from a extensive choice of elective modules in the second semester (January‐March).

During the summer period, supervised by an academic member of staff, students will have to complete a dissertation project.
Students will also be offered a two-week pre-sessional course whose aim is to introduce students without a strong quantitative background to the necessary mathematics and statistical concepts.

Pre-sessional modules

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
Semester ASemester BPost-Semester B
Applied Corporate FinanceBanking Regulations5,000 word dissertation
Investment ManagementApplied Wealth Management 
Commercial and Investment BankingFinancial Derivatives 
Quantitative Methods in FinancePortfolio Construction Theory 
EviewsElective 

Elective modules

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree - At the minimum a good 2:2 or overseas equivalent is required. (A good performance in a higher degree such as a Masters will also be accepted)

  • Degree Discipline - Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have a satisfactory existing level of mathematics and statistics. We welcome students from a variety of disciplines, including Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Finance. Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are also welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.

  • Work experience and professional qualifications - Weight will be given to relevant work experience and professional qualifications but neither is necessary to be accepted onto this course.

  • English Language - Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency. 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required. Click here for further information.

  • Other aspects of your application - All aspects of your application will be taken into consideration so our decision to make you an offer is not exclusively based on the criteria above.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and open discussions. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students.

Independent Study:

For every hour spent in formal classes you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.

Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.

Assessment:

The grade for each module is assessed through coursework, along with a written exam in May for each course unit.

The dissertation written over the summer counts for two modules and will include both theoretical content and applied results.

Non-Assessed Optional Courses:

We offer a wide range of optional courses that do not contribute to your overall MSc grade but are designed to broaden your skills and enhance your CV. These range from programming skills courses (e.g. C++, VBA) to trading techniques courses (e.g. the financial trading programme, Bloomberg, technical analysis). For further information click here.

Fees

Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2017 entry
Full time £17,000

Tuition fees for International students

2017 entry
Full time £20,550

Funding

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
email bursaries@qmul.ac.uk

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717

Graduate Employment

Graduate Employment

Careers and employability

Our masters programmes aim to produce fully trained, professional economists and finance experts who are ready to join a dynamic international community.

Our programmes lead to excellent career prospects and our graduates work in a variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly in international finance, economist or research roles. The transferable skills gained through the programmes, such as analysis, business awareness and data-handling, enable our graduates to work in sectors beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government roles and consultancy.

The skills gained through our programmes – coupled with opportunities for extra-curricular activities – have enabled our students to move into careers at home and around the world, such as:

  • Analyst, Citigroup
  • Data Analyst, Bloomberg
  • Analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Case Officer, Financial Ombudsman Service
  • Economic Analyst, Central Bank of Chile
  • Investment Associate, Standard Chartered, China
  • Management Consultant, PwC, Malaysia
  • Trainee Accountant, KPMG

Careers team

Our Careers and Enterprise Centre is run by professional careers staff and is there to help you prepare for life after university. We can help you to hunt for the perfect job with weekly workshops in job recruitment and selection methods – especially tailored to economics and finance students. You will also have access to mock assessment centres, practise psychometric tests and job interview/ application workshops. In many of these workshops you will receive the guidance of experienced finance industry recruiters.

Dedicated School Careers Consultant and Internships Co-ordinator

The Careers Programme for the School is managed by a dedicated Careers Consultant with a background in the banking industry. You can meet, email or Skype the Careers Consultant and benefit from individual support on any career topic both in term-time and in vacations.

The dedicated Internships Co-ordinator for the School actively engages with employers to increase the number and range of opportunities for which you can apply.

Careers Events

We have a year-round range of postgraduate careers activities. The Focus on Finance month – four weeks of employer-led events, business games and workshops – is designed to equip you with a knowledge of possible job options and how best to apply. It also offers networking opportunities with representatives (including alumni) from recruiters and provides you with the chance to meet many banking and finance organisations on campus.

Examples include:

  • Bank of England
  • Bloomberg
  • Chartered Institute of Insurance
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Stanley
  • RBS.

Links to industry

Our academics and City practitioners also work in well-recognised financial institutions. This gives you opportunities to network and gain vital knowledge of how your masters study relates to commercial practice.

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