Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.
The first degree must have contained significant economics or quantitative component, and one should normally have no more than a year of work experience (between graduation and enrolment, excluding vacation employment and internships).
Months of entry
The MPhil in Finance is an intensive, research-focused, and advanced degree. The programme is distinctive because the electives are drawn from three Cambridge faculties – the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Mathematics, and Cambridge Judge Business School. The programme is particularly suitable for those intending to continue to a PhD at Cambridge or elsewhere. The programme also provides a strong academic background for those opting for a career in finance, but it is not designed to be a vocational programme. In the past few years, our graduates have been admitted into PhD programmes in finance and accounting at MIT, LBS, and Cambridge. Students have two options: nine taught modules, or six taught modules and a dissertation of 12,000 words.
Combining advanced study and research, this programme is designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge of finance or financial engineering. The programme provides research-led teaching and is particularly suitable for those intending to continue to a PhD. The degree also provides a strong academic background for those aiming for a career in finance.
By the end of the course students should have:
- acquired or consolidated statistical, mathematical and other skills appropriate for research in their chosen area;
- demonstrated independent judgement, based on their own research; and
- presented their own ideas in a public forum, and learned to contribute constructively within an international environment.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time9 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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