PGCert Finance and Investment Management (Online)

Developed by leading academics in the University of Liverpool’s AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accredited Management School, the MSc Finance and Investment Management programme will equip you with the intellectual, learning, and professional skills you will need to make an outstanding contribution in your organisation.

The content of this programme is aligned with the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA©) qualification and will equip you with the skills and competencies you will need to undertake formal CFA© Level 1 examinations. This means that you will have not only developed excellence in academic skills from a world-class university but will also be competent in the practical skills that future employers in the profession demand.  

The University of Liverpool is an Affiliated University of the CFA Institute and, in recognition of the programme’s alignment to the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), the online MSc Finance and Investment Management has been awarded affiliated status. The CFA Institute is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence, and affiliated status is greatly recognised and regarded around the world. Recognition demonstrates the robustness with which this programme has been developed and the application of the content to professional practice will strengthen your career potential.

Upon completion of the programme, you will have a good understanding of contemporary principles of finance and investment management and how these are applied to financial intermediation, savings, and investment. You will also gain an understanding of the practices of financial markets including the use of ‘state-of-the-art’ industry analytics.

You will be expected to work both individually and collaboratively with peers on the programme, which will facilitate an important goal of knowledge sharing based on each other’s experiences. International awareness will also be at the heart of the programme design, not only through the collaborative working opportunities, but also through the literature and assessments presented. Finally, you will develop your practical application and critical reflection, by questioning and challenging your own assumptions and those of others. 

Please note – CFA affiliated status only applies to the MSc award due to the number of study hours required of a programme by the CFA © to achieve this status. Students who enrol on a PG Certificate or PG Diploma and successfully complete their award will be eligible to progress towards the full MSc.

Download a prospectus for more details on this programme including module information. 

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£5,100 Per Year

International student tuition fee

10 Month


Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024
  • January 2025
  • May 2025
  • October 2025

Mode of Study

  • Online