MSc Finance

Entry Requirements

Academic qualifications
Ideally, you will have, or be expecting, an excellent undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as finance, economics, or business administration from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university. You must have achieved a good standard in mathematics, economics, and statistics/econometrics at undergraduate level. 

Don’t have an undergraduate degree in a finance related subject? 
We can also consider excellent (high 2.i or equivalent) degrees in other subject areas that demonstrate strong analytical and quantitative skills eg statistics, maths, physics or engineering.  

GMAT & GRE
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.

English not your first language
If English is not your first language, you must meet a minimum overall standard in a recognised test of English, examples are shown below. You must show a good balance across all sections of the test and it must have been taken within two years of starting the course. We will require your certificates as evidence.

Educated in the English language?
If you are a non-native speaker of English but have been educated entirely in English for your degree, and completed this within the last two years, this may satisfy the University of your language skills. For further information, please see the University’s page for English language requirements.

Pre-sessional English
We do not offer a pre-sessional English class as an alternative to achieving these scores. Any pre-sessional course should be viewed as a way of settling into living and studying in the UK and not as a way of boosting your score.

 

Required grades

Test Minimum Overall Score
IELTS 7.0 - all four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 
PTE Academic    70 - with 51+ in every section 
CPE Grade C (CEFR level C2) or above
CAE Grade C - scoring 60+, no worse than 3 component results at borderline and 1 at weak
TOEFL 100 – minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23
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