Taught course

Finance (MSc)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Economics and Finance
Qualifications
PGDipMScMPhil

Entry requirements

A strong 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised UK university in disciplines that include intermediate or advanced knowledge of economics, finance and statistics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in Finance is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the University of St Andrews' School of Economics and Finance.

Highlights

You will learn the research methods used in modern corporate finance in order to understand the relevance of corporate finance theory in an applied work setting.

The case study approach in core modules helps develop analytical skills that can be used in everyday financial measurement applications.

Small group teaching allows a high level of student-teacher interaction, encouraging a warm and friendly learning environment.

You will become knowledgeable about the functioning and rationale of leading financial institutions both in the UK and abroad.

You will pursue advanced studies in finance and cognate areas, allied to a strong tradition of graduates from the School working in the financial community.

Teaching format

The programme consists of traditional lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer lab work in small groups of students. Courses are assessed both continuously and with end-of-semester exams.

You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation in an area of your choice that is relevant and appropriate to the MSc.

Every MSc student is assigned an adviser at the beginning of the year. Your adviser will provide you with individual guidnace on module choice and academic conduct

Modules

Each module typically comprises:

· 20 lecture contact hours

· 5 or 10 contact hours for seminars, workshops and tutorials

· intensive independent study

· 50% continuous assessment

· 50% assessment by written end-of-semester examination.

For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see our website; some elements may be subject to change for 2020 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,420
International students
EU: £11,420 Overseas: £23,090

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
econpgtapps@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 2439