Entry requirements

Applicants should meet one of the following: Possess, or expect to obtain, an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in a relevant area (Accounting, Economics or Finance) with a minimum of a 2:2 classification. Students with a general Business Studies degree with a relevant pathway or substantive appropriate module coverage will be considered on a case by case basis; Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience in the field of finance; Hold a suitable professional qualification from an appropriate professional body. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from specific taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director. In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

These programmes are based around at spine of 80 core credits covering Current Issues in Accounting, Economics & Finance, Corporate Finance& Risk, Research Methods and Professional Development and have a Capstone Dissertation project which is designed to show the student’s abilities to critically evaluate, synthesise and apply.

Core modules:

These programmes are based around a spine of 120 core credits covering:

  • ​Current Issues in Accounting, Economics an​​​d Finance (20 Credits)
  • Corporate Finance & Risk (20 Credits)
  • Research Methods and Professional Development (20 Credits)
  • Quantitative Finance (20 Credits)
  • Capstone Project/Dissertation (40 Credits​)

Compulsory content is supplemented by a choice of 3 x 20 credit optional modules covering topics within the field.​

  • Behavioural Finance
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Capital Markets and Derivatives
  • International Political Economy​

Information for international students

International Applicants: Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:

For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.

Postgraduate Scholarships:

The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.​

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Chris Parry