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Global Finance Analytics MSc

Unlock the future of finance with data-driven insights and knowledge.

Key information

Study mode:

100% online


2 years, part time

Applications open:

14 March 2024

Application deadline:

6 August 2024

Next start date:

3 September 2024


January, April and September

Tuition fees:

£26,076 *

These tuition fees may be subject to increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King's terms and conditions.

(funding options and instalments are available)

* Depending on your country of residence, you may also have to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) in addition to your tuition fees. You can find further information on the King's Goods and Services tax page.

Course overview

With today’s global financial landscape rapidly shaped by AI technology and analytics, it’s more important than ever for professionals to stay ahead of the curve. Have you got what it takes to meet this demand, and develop the skills sought after by employers worldwide? 

Our 100% online Global Finance Analytics MSc is specially designed to help you achieve this. Combining core finance principles with cutting-edge analytics, you’ll be challenged to delve into the industry’s most pressing topics: artificial intelligence, investment analysis, big data and machine learning. 

Under the guidance of leading academics, you'll gain practical skills that can be applied to both current and future financial scenarios. The holistic knowledge you acquire will set you up for long-term success, and unlock rewarding career opportunities across the globe as the financial industry evolves. Embark on this transformative journey with us to invest in your future and stay ahead of the game. 

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Why choose this online MSc?

Versatile skills

Develop highly transferable skills that prepare you for a wide range of specialisms, from standard financial analysis to leveraging advanced analytics tools.

Global perspectives

By connecting with an international cohort of like-minded learners, you’ll gain the breadth of insight required to navigate today’s intrinsically global financial landscape.

New career paths

This degree opens doors to many different opportunities, including risk management, investment analysis, financial modelling, and strategic decision-making.

What you'll study

This MSc course is grounded in practice and focuses on applying cutting-edge theories to contemporary industry. 

As an MSc student, you’ll: 

  • Delve into the logic behind finance theory and translate your knowledge into real-world financial solutions. 
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of statistical programming, big data analytics, and deep learning through industry-standard applications and methods. 
  • Apply portfolio management concepts and methods to real business problems. 
  • Develop the acumen required to analyse models and decisions in a critical light. 

How you'll learn

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Module overview

This online Global Finance Analytics MSc course is comprised of seven core modules, and ten optional modules. Each module counts as 15 credits apart from the Research Project, which is a 30-credit module. You’ll need to take a total of 180 credits to complete the course. The optional modules have been specifically designed to be studied in a non-linear order, with the order in which you’ll study the modules depending on when you begin the course. 

All core modules on the course are compulsory and you must pass all your chosen modules to complete the award. 

Core modules

The following modules are compulsory for MSc students. 

Optional modules

The following modules are optional. You’ll be required to select 75 credits in total to supplement the core modules above.

Meet your Programme Director

Dr Fotis Papailias

Dr Fotis Papailias 

Programme Director, Senior Lecturer in Banking and Finance 

Dr Fotis Papailias specialises in time series econometrics. His research focuses on analysing and forecasting financial and macroeconomic series, dependent data resampling procedures, portfolio selection, and technical trading.

His work has been published in reputable academic journals and has practical applications in investment strategies.

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How you’re assessed 

Assessments are designed to test your knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of the topics discussed during the course. We’ll also look at your ability to analyse and apply specialist knowledge to practice. While these may vary between modules, they are likely to include one or more of the following: projects, group presentations, and written coursework, including essays, dissertations and a research project.


Group presentations

Written coursework

(including essays, dissertations and a research project)

Entry requirements

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Career options in Global Finance Analytics

The multidisciplinary nature of our MSc Global Finance Analytics course makes it perfect for a wide range of different professionals. Are you a finance professional looking to progress your career, specialise in the analytical areas of your discipline, or make a move into academia? You might also be a programming buff seeking to change your career trajectory towards financial services. As a student on our course, you’ll be able to achieve all these goals. As a graduate, you’ll also be well-positioned to enter a wide range of potential career paths, including:

  • Risk Analyst 
  • Quantitative Risk Manager 
  • Investment Analyst 
  • Portfolio Manager 
  • Asset Manager 
  • Financial Data Analyst 
  • FinTech Analyst 
  • Data Scientist 
  • Quantitative Analyst 
  • Financial Engineer 
  • Compliance Analyst 
  • Regulatory Consultant 

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