Taught course


Dublin City University · DCU Business School

Entry requirements

Candidates apply for admission to the M.Sc. in Finance (Common Entry) which provides a common pathway into three specialised streams. The three streams are Risk Management, Capital Markets and Energy Finance, and all have the first semester in common. At the end of the first semester, with the help and advice of faculty, each student will choose which stream to take.

A second class (upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a Business-related discipline including economics;


A second class (upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a discipline, other than business, which has a high analytical and quantitative content, such as mathematics, statistics, computing or engineering;


A second class(upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline *and* suitable evidence of high analytical and quantitative reasoning skills, as demonstrated by, for example, a GMAT, GRE score in the top 20% range or a high grade in leaving certificate maths.

Special consideration will be given to applicants having obtained high grades in core finance and quantitative methods modules in your program. Some rare exceptions to the entry requirements may be made for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements by a small margin, but who can present a strong case for their application through other relevant experience, such as work experience or exceptional grades in the finance and quantitative modules of their degree.

If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Finance is a one-year Masters programme providing a leading European finance education, a high degree of flexibility in your learning experience and modern industry-relevant specialisms.

Our programme is structured as a core learning first semester, followed by three specialist streams in the second semester and a choice of applied research or a dissertation over the summer semester. The three streams are:

  • Risk Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy Finance

Through these streams and excellent practical and research-informed core learning, we allow you to specialize in a manner that reflects your interests and career aspirations. We offer an ideal path for graduates of business and economics degrees, who wish to undertake a career in finance by obtaining a leading European postgraduate qualification.

Information for international students

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Fees and funding

International students
Please see our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Ruchira Sharma
+353 (01) 7005570