Entry requirements

  • A minimum 2.1 honours degree or international equivalent.
  • Two academic referees;*
  • Work experience (optional);
  • An English competency exam (see below for accepted qualifications);
  • A GMAT score may be requested in certain cases but is not required upon application.

If you have yet to complete your degree, submit your most recent transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, please also supply a certified translation.

*Applicants with work experience are welcome to apply with one academic and one professional referee.

Months of entry


Course content

Ranked 1st in Western Europe for Corporate Finance (Eduniversal 2022), this programme is designed to help students develop the skills they need to excel in their chosen career within finance. Highly interactive lessons will provoke discussion and provide opportunities to develop presentation skills, deal with real-life case studies and work in group assignments.

  • Start Date: September 2023
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Delivery: 12 taught modules. You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams and continuous assessment
  • NFQ Level: 9
  • 1st in Ireland, 6th UK & Ireland, 15th in the EU, 26th in the world - Masters in Finance (Pre-experience) (2022Financial Times)
  • Ranked 1st in Ireland and 1st in Western Europe for Corporate Finance (Eduniversal, 2022)
  • 32nd in the world, 1st in Ireland (QS Masters In Finance Rankings, 2023)

Trinity Business School are delighted to welcome students to the MSc Finance. Delivered by expert faculty and leading finance practitioners, students will receive in-depth training in analytical and practical skills. Students will take part in trading simulations and will learn about areas of finance such as portfolio management, private equity, venture capital and treasury management. A core module in Sustainable Finance will be delivered in the first term, which is then further developed across all modules, as well as an elective module in Business Ethics, reflecting our business school strategy of Business for Good. As part of the Econometrics module students will use statistical software to analyse financial datasets from providers such as Reuters, S&P Capital and Bloomberg. Students can also choose to work towards a professional certificate in Bloomberg. These skills will be applicable for the dissertation research project, as well as in future work environments.

Dublin is Ireland's Financial Services Centre, home to many of the world’s leading banks and financial services organisations. Dublin is also a hub for sustainable finance, home to many leading investment firms in the field and green bond listings on the Irish Stock Exchange. Trinity Business School is located only minutes away from Ireland’s financial centre, and students have access to industry speakers and networking events.

Trinity Business School is partnered with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association and affiliated to Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute – both of whom have recognised the academic rigour and industry-relevant skills taught to students. There are also several CFA scholarships awarded to successful MSc in Finance students in May/June each year.

Fees and funding

The annual fees for the 2023/24 academic year are:

EU Students €19,200

Non-EU Students €24,600

EU status is based on residency rather than nationality. In order to qualify for EU fees, you will need to have resided within the EU during 3 of the previous 5 years.

Trinity allows all students to pay fees over two instalments. However, those travelling from VISA-required countries should check with their local VISA office as you may be required to pay the full amount in order to travel.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Trinity Business School