Entry requirements

A mid 2.2 honours degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We welcome candidates with any science or engineering degrees.

Months of entry

October

Course content

MSc Finance provides opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of finance beyond your first degree level and to develop your abilities to read and understand the journals and current literature.

MSc Finance will develop your analytical and critical thinking skills, and provide research training. You design and carry out independent studies and, as a graduate, are well prepared for employment as a finance specialist in industry, government, universities or research institutions.

Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

This course has ESRC Doctoral Training Centre accreditation, meaning it can form part of a 1+3 funding opportunity worth up to £18,000 for talented postgraduates. The University is one of only 21 ESRC-accredited Doctoral Training Centres in the UK. Some University of Essex studentships also available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations15
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation20 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719