MSc Finance (Investment Management) 

Our MSc Finance (Investment Management) degree is for graduates and finance professionals looking to secure a career in banking or finance. A globally respected qualification, it combines the most relevant academic teaching with the invigorating reality of working in today's financial world – making you a priceless asset to your company from day one.

What's more, it provides an extra career boost by fully preparing you for level one of the CFA Institute exams.

The MSc Finance (Investment Management) is awarded by BPP University.

Key Information

  • Study in centre or online at a time that's convenient for you
  • Master financial technology platforms with support from a personal tutor
  • Gain a leading edge with integrated CFA exam preparation
  • Training includes Bloomberg, CQG Trading and Reuters 3000X
  • CMI accredited
  • Study full time or part time.
  • Learn from academics with extensive industry experience
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art eLearning support
  • Open up career opportunities with guest speakers and networking
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An MSc for finance professionals

The BPP MSc Finance offers a flexible study programme with face-to-face and online teaching.

What's more, if you want to become a Chartered Financial Analyst – one of the top international finance qualifications – our MSc in Finance programme fully prepares you for the level one exam of the CFA Institute. The Investment Management stream also covers many level two and three topics.

More details about the programme can be found in the programme specification handbook.

How the programme is taught

Our Masters in Finance teaches you the latest quantitative tools and financial analysis techniques used by industry experts. To help you apply this knowledge at the highest level, you'll be taught by financial practitioners with international experience, as well as renowned academics.

Teaching is divided evenly between lectures and small group sessions with a strong emphasis on practical skills, real-world financial modelling and simulations. You'll also benefit from lab sessions using the leading financial technologies and databases, including Bloomberg, Reuters 3000X and Datastream. Your personal tutor will offer support and guidance throughout the programme.

How the MSc is structured


Our MSc Finance programme is divided into three stages:

  • Stage one: Four core modules covering fundamental financial theory and practice, teaching you basic modelling, analysis and quantitative tools.
  • Stage two: Four specialist modules tailored towards a career in investment management.
  • Stage three: Options to prepare for the CFA exams, complete a practical finance project or an academic dissertation, as well as combining additional electives outside of your specialised field.

If you wish to pause your studies you will still gain valuable exit qualifications prior to full completion of the MSc. Successful completion of Stage One gives you Postgraduate Certificate in Finance. If you also pass Stage Two you'll receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance.

How the MSc Finance is assessed

You'll be assessed module-by-module using a combination of coursework, closed-book exams and supervised projects. They're all designed to replicate the day-to-day challenges you'll face in the workplace.

Programme materials include revision packs to fully prepare you for the real assessments. You'll also get feedback throughout the programme to help you realise your full potential.

Additional Qualifications

On successful completion of BPP's MSc Finance you will also receive a CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Level 7 Certificate.


You can study the MSc Finance (Investment Management) face-to-face at BPP University Business School in the City of London. We are located in the heart of the square mile, right next door to Lord Foster's iconic 'Gherkin' and directly opposite Lloyds of London.


Our MSc Finance is made up of three stages that studies full time over 1 year. You specialise at Stage Two, and at Stage Three you have the option to do a practical project, academic dissertation, broaden your expertise with other electives or begin preparing for the CFA exams.

If you choose not to complete the full Finance Masters in one go, exiting after Stage One (attaining 60 credits) will give you a Postgraduate Certificate in Finance, and Stage Two (attaining 120 credits) gives you a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance.

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree or above (or equivalent) in any subject from a recognised UK or overseas institution.

If your first language is not English, you'll need an IELTS level 6.5 score

How to apply

To apply for a place on the MSc Finance course, you'll need to complete the BPP application form at the top of this page. While there are no formal deadlines, due to high demand we recommend you apply as soon as you are ready.

MSc start dates

The MSc Finance starts in September and January and you are advised to apply early to ensure your application is processed in good time.

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