MSc Global Financial Trading

Course overview

Study level: Postgraduate

Explore the environment of the financial trading sector, helping you to build the quantitative and qualitative skills you need to work strategically within it.

Trading is at the core of global financial markets and covers a broad spectrum of activities, from arbitrage and market making by individual traders to proprietary trading by financial institutions. An understanding of global economic fundamentals, of market behaviour analysis, technical indicators, algorithmic trading and quantitative portfolio management is essential to be a successful trader.

  • Explore the main theories of economics and finance and work with economic and financial data to examine how different activities and external events affect the world.
  • Gain practical exposure and hands on experience in the art of trading by exploring the behaviour of global financial markets, on our dedicated, simulated trading floor.
  • Study on a course which has been devised in close collaboration with city financial traders and informed by the advice of practitioners in this field.
  • Apply to study our Global Financial Trading MSc with Extended Professional Practice route, an 18-month option aimed at individuals who are looking to attain a deeper understanding of business in a very practical way.
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  • Economics for Financial Markets (15 credits)
  • Quantitative and Research Methods (15 credits)
  • Equity Markets and Analysis (15 credits)
  • Fixed Income Markets and Analysis (15 credits)
  • Econometrics for Finance (15 credits)
  • Algorithmic Trading (15 credits)
  • Stochastic Finance (15 credits)
  • Derivatives and Alternative Investment (15 credits)
  • Final Semester Project
  • £20,050 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • September 2025

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time