Entry requirements

A UK Bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification approved by the University) in a relevant subject with some element of quantitative study such as economics, finance, maths, science, management, engineering or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Dive into the world of finance with Southampton's MSc Finance, a highly regarded programme laying out a solid foundation in essential financial areas. Whether it's stock market analysis, corporate finance, or portfolio management, you'll be a promising candidate for top employers.

What sets our MSc Finance apart is its distinct focus on quantitative and analytical techniques, offering an edge over other UK courses. You’ll have access to first-class resources and tools, gaining hands-on experience with financial databases like Bloomberg and DataStream, and software like Stata and MATLAB.

Get ready to join our esteemed alumni, who have successfully established roles at renowned institutions like PwC, JP Morgan and Barclays.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.

The following scores are accepted for direct entry:

IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393