Entry requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

About 30% of all jobs in the UK’s financial services sector are for marketing and client-facing roles. The MSc in Finance and Marketing combines Exeter’s long tradition of excellent research-based finance teaching with a range of innovative marketing modules.

Designed for UK and international students alike, this cutting-edge programme will ensure that you are well placed to obtain a position in financial services, marketing or at the interface between the two.

You can study the programme in an intensive 9-month format, or over 12-months. With both formats, you will acquire the technical knowledge to understand how financial services products work, together with the marketing acumen necessary to compete +successfully in this highly competitive sector. The programme is especially appropriate for business and finance graduates wishing to specialise in marketing within banking and financial services as well as marketing graduates wanting to develop a career in the marketing and promotion of financial services.

The core modules in both formats are augmented by specialist optional modules which enable you to build up a knowledge base to suit your individual interests and relevant background.

If studying over 9-months, you select six optional modules. With the 12-month format you will undertake two to four optional modules in addition to the dissertation or work-based project. It is possible to tailor this programme to match your career goals and i) achieve Graduate Gateway status from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) or ii) apply for Associate Chartered Banker designation and attain Associate membership status with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) or follow an accelerated route to work towards Chartered Banker status.

Non-assessed intensive computing training covering Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Datastream/Eikon/Thomson ONE, MorningStar, S&P Capital IQ and other financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.


Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in autumn 2018.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9-12 months

Course contact details

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
+44 (0) 1392 723246