Taught course


Cardiff University · Cardiff Business School

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have an upper second class Honours degree from a leading university in a highly analytical discipline such as finance, finance with economics, engineering, or physics and mathematics.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Finance is a one-year, full-time programme. It is both academically challenging, with input from world-leading academics, and practically focused, giving you the opportunity to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in finance.

Special Features
  • Facilities at Cardiff Business School include a fully functioning trading room giving access to the latest market data. Students on the MSc in Finance make extensive use of the trading room, including Reuters 3000 Xtra and the TraderEx market simulation software, in a specially designed module on market structure and trading systems.
  • Provides excellent training for those who wish to pursue doctoral level research with a view to an academic or research-orientated career.

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Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS exam, obtaining a minimum score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each category.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office, Cardiff Business School
+44 (0)29 2087 6953