Global Financial Trading MSc (LONT014)


Coventry University

Global Financial Trading MSc


This course runs from 2017/18

This programme is aimed at students with a strong interest in financial trading in integrated financial markets. You will focus on trading and the behaviour of global financial markets through the use of an on campus simulated trading floor, which provides practical exposure and hands-on experience in the art of trading.

In addition, you will gain career ready business skills sought after by employers’, including teamwork, communication, presentation and leadership skills.

This course provides students with the practical skills necessary to effectively lead in the fast-paced world of the global markets. This course also delivers the training for the highly regarded Financial Information Associate (FISD) Certificate, recognised by the world’s leading financial information companies.

Why choose this course? 

In addition to the many reasons to study at the London Campus including; our focus on employability; our location in the heart of the City of London; our work experience opportunities; the personalised attention we dedicate to students; our industry links; our industry trained Teaching Fellows and our top rankings, here are a few other reasons specific to this programme:

• The programme can also help to prepare students for the Financial Information Associate (FICD) Certificate, recognised by the world’s leading financial information companies;

• Students can gain exposure to a technology-rich fully simulated trading floor, mirroring a top investment bank and Bloomberg trading software;

• Students will have the opportunity to also acquire a Bloomberg certificate. 


What will I learn? 

Modules include

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Stochastic Finance
  • Trading Economics
  • Valuation of Securities and Equity Trading
  • Advanced Valuation and Bond Trading
  • Financial Derivatives Trading
  • Understanding Financial Reporting
  • Financial Enterprise and Social Responsibility
  • Business and Management Research Methods
  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Employability and Consulting Skills

How will this course be taught? 

Throughout the programme, you will work with expert teachers and industry professionals to develop the relevant skills to research and understand the industry, develop the skills and knowledge employers are really looking for, as well as get tailored support on how to start your career even before you graduate.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be able to review and discuss your progress and offer advice throughout your studies. You will also have access to a wide range of additional support from our free Spotlight workshops designed to support the development of your study and research skills as well as enhance English language skills if English is not your first language.

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Students who successfully complete this programme should emerge from this course with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. All of which are demanded by employers in private, public, and third sector organisations around the world.

I had a fantastic experience at Coventry University London studying with passionate and dedicated teachers, and an Employability team always available to offer advice and support to help secure jobs and internships.

Agathe Silvagni, France

Data Analyst at Bloomberg 


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: 

  • January 2017 start - £10,500 
  • October 2017 start - £10,750

Included in the fees:

  • Specified core textbooks;
  • Any mandatory UK residential field trips;
  • Any mandatory UK site visits and trips;
  • 1,000 sides of black and white laser prints;

Additional costs not included in the fees:

You may have the opportunity to participate in non-mandatory field trips in the UK and abroad. These visits are not included in the programme fee and prices will vary depending on the location of the trip.

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