Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · Economics

Entry requirements

You should have a good upper second class (2:1) honours degree (or overseas equivalent) with a significant quantitative element (at least three maths and/or statistics modules). Weight will be given to prior relevant work experience.

Applicants with limited quantitative training are encouraged to supply a GMAT or GRE maths result. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency - 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary.

For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here: www.qmul.ac.uk/international/languagerequirements If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake a pre-masters or pre-sessional programme that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

CFA Pathway

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Finance is a specialist degree focusing on financial issues in all industry sectors. This degree provides a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance, a broad experience of quantitative techniques and technical and conceptual skills, coupled with a strongly vocational approach. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in multinational financial organisations.

Unique features of the MSc in Finance are:

  • This degree provides the opportunity to follow the CFA specialist pathway alongside the MSc and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination. The CFA professional qualification has a strong foundation of real world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with practical knowledge of the investment industry. Is it required by major employers in the financial sector.
  • General training in all the key aspects of finance ranging from financial statements to derivatives pricing.
  • A rigorous analytical approach which makes the programme the most highly regarded of our finance programmes amongst prospective employers.
  • Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.
  • Four scholarships available to applicants worth £5,000.
  • Part of the CFA university recognition programme and has a limited number of CFA scholarships available. These scholarships are allocated amongst students already on the programme and fund them through CFA exams.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Economics and Finance
+44 (0)20 7882 8848