Study Patterns: Finance MSc (online)

On this page, you will find the study patterns for our Finance MSc (online).

These study patterns highlight the module(s) that you will need to study and select for the upcoming May trimester. The scheduled modules for the remainder of your programme, outlined below, are based on the current plan, however, please note that the order of these may be subject to change. Should any changes be made, we will communicate this to you as soon as possible. Should you have any concerns regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please note that any optional modules are subject to viable group sizes. Should you choose a module that is deemed to be non-viable, you will be notified of the alternative available options. Please contact us on +44 (0)1332 594000 or onlineadmissions@derby.ac.uk to discuss your options.

For our students completing the programme at the standard rate of study, we recommend that you study 20 hours per week. For our students completing the programme at the accelerated rate of study, we recommend that you study 40 hours per week.

Finance MSc - standard (3 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1 Research Methods
(7AG507)
20 Credits
Corporate Finance
(7AG504)
20 Credits
Ethics and Corporate Governance
(7AG505)
20 Credits
Year 2 Option C Module*
20 Credits
Option A Module*
20 Credits
Option B Module*
20 Credits
Year 3 Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued
Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued

*Option A Module: Corporate Financial Strategies (7AG506)

*Option B Modules: Investment Banking (7AG511); Fixed Income Securities (7AG509)

*Option C Modules: Commodities Trading (7AG508); International Finance (7AG515)

Finance MSc - accelerated (2 years) with Summer (May) start

Study PatternSummerAutumnSpring
Year 1

Research Methods
(7AG507)
20 Credits

Option C Module*
20 Credits

Corporate Finance
(7AG504)
20 Credits

Option A Module*
20 Credits

Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits

Ethics and Corporate Governance
(7AG505)
20 Credits

Year 2

Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued

Option C Module*
20 Credits

Independent Study
(7IM998)
60 Credits continued
N/A

*Option A Module: Corporate Financial Strategies (7AG506)

*Option B Modules: Investment Banking (7AG511); Fixed Income Securities (7AG509)

*Option C Modules: Commodities Trading (7AG508); International Finance (7AG515)