A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in finance, accounting, business-related disciplines, the sciences, engineering, or mathematics.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
At Kent Business School, our MSc in Finance is accredited by three major industry bodies: CFA, PRMIA and GARP and ensures students develop a detailed conceptual framework of principles and practices to grow financial awareness and gain a competitive edge in this sought-after sector.
As a Kent Business School student studying Finance, an internationally recognised team of experts are on hand to ensure you develop a thorough and solid understanding of the fast-paced financial industry, from longstanding practices to exciting innovations.
With regular industry visits plus endless access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform, apply knowledge and theory from the first day of the course and be prepared with vital experience to assist you in a future career within finance.
You will also have access to our ASPIRE centre, a purpose-built entrepreneurial lab where you can develop, plan and launch your own start-up business.
MSc Finance is also available with an optional Industrial Placement.
MSc Finance (Dual Award)
The two-year dual award allows students to attain their first Masters’ award, MSc Finance in the UK in their first year with their second year in Hong Kong at our partner University, Hong Kong Baptist University where they can attain their second Masters’ award, MSc Mathematical Finance. Find out more.
This course is accredited by the CFA Institute, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
This course offers extensive access to real market data via our Bloomberg Lab, a virtual trading platform that is bursting at the seams with real-world data and case studies to apply your newfound expertise.
Kent Business School offers an optional one and half week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme.
Industrial placements are the perfect way for you to enhance your career prospects and deepen your understanding of a specific area of expertise. This MSc programme is available with the option to take an in-company or self-employed industrial placement of up to 12 months (visa dependent), allowing you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas.
Watch our Postgraduate Placements video here.
Information for international students
Please see our International website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, international fee-paying students cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.
English language entry requirements
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree.
For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.
Need help with English?
Applicants who are required to meet an English language condition may be able to study a pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.
Fees and funding
KBS has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include Scholarships, Bursaries, the Kent Business School Loyalty Award for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Discount which equates to 10% off tuition fees (apply by 31 March 2023 and pay course deposit by 30 April 2023).
Please visit the postgraduate funding page.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Kent Business School
- +44 (0)1227 827726