Taught course

Finance MSc

Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
MScCFAMSc accelerated

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains good levels of study of Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance.

Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.

Other routes

Weight will also be given to professional qualifications – specifically CFA level 1 and above - when considering applications.

Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Finance and MSc Finance (CFA Pathway).

Find out more about how to apply for our postgraduate taught courses.

English language requirements

If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification - find out more.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

About the School of Economics and Finance (SEF):

  • -10th in UK for research power in latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • -Close proximity to London’s financial districts (City of London and Canary Wharf)
  • -Self-contained campus with on-site accommodation
  • -State-of-the-art building
  • -Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals

About this Finance MSc:

  • -SEF’s flagship professional MSc
  • -Comprehensive training in finance combining rigorous theory, quantitative techniques, and real-world applications
  • -Wide range of elective modules
  • -Optional, ungraded modules eg C++, Python, Matlab, VBA, trading on Bloomberg and other trading-room systems, technical analysis
  • -Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) pathway available which provides intensive preparation for CFA Level I exam
  • -Compare with other MSc courses in SEF

Information for international students

Find out more www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/

Fees and funding

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • CFA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc accelerated
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Programme changes for 2020 At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages. Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020. There may be some variation in module choices for students joining the accelerated 9 month programme; these will be available very soon.

Course contact details

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