Entry requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:1 or above) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantive finance element, or: Five years relevant work experience in the field of finance, or: Suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS etc. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from several 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

October, February

Course content

The MSc Finance has four core modules in common with the MSc Financial Management programme with an additional two core modules. The MSc Finance focuses primarily on the theoretical aspects of finance and students undertake the six taught core modules detailed below and a substantial self managed element.​

Core Modules:

• Quantitative Finance
• Capital Markets & Derivatives
• Corporate Finance & Risk
• Management of Finance
• Behavioural Finance
• Management of Finance
• Research Methods

Self Managed Elements:

• Dissertation, or:
• Enterprise Project, or:
• Consultancy Project.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Chris Parry
+ 44 (0) 29 2041 6378