What we’re looking for
The finance programmes are challenging technical courses. To succeed on these courses you will need strong mathematics and statistics or econometrics ability, this could be demonstrated by a high 2.1 or first achieved in a relevant subject at Undergraduate level.
Your degree would normally need to be in economics, or have had a substantial economics component, and you must have taken courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory at an intermediate level. Competencies are also required in calculus, statistics and econometrics.
You are unlikely to be considered if your degree is in business, commerce, or other similar areas as it is unlikely that you will have had sufficient formal training.
When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, and the position of the institution where you studied your qualification.
You must have, or be expecting to obtain, at least a high 2.1 degree at Undergraduate level from a UK university, or overseas equivalent from a top-performing University
A first or high 2.1 achieved in a relevant subject at Undergraduate level
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.
English language requirements
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.
All four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
With 51+ in every section
2 x 170, 2 x 190
2 x 170, 2 x 190
Minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23
International ESOL SELT C1
Minimum score of 33/50 in each component
Trinity ISE III
Merit, Merit, Pass, Pass in four components
Trinity ISE IV
Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components
Pass overall with a minimum score of 125
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.
Further course requirements
We advise that you will need a personal computing device for your MSc year. The latest specification guidance is available here.