MSc Finance

What we’re looking for

The finance programmes are challenging technical courses. To succeed on these courses you will need strong finance, 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, and the study of relevant modules in key areas. A clear emphasis on your choice of undergraduate electives in the aforementioned areas will strengthen your application.

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.

Entry requirements

  • 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. 

IELTS (Academic) 
7.0

All four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5

PTE Academic
70

With 51+ in every section

CPE 
190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190

CAE
190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190

TOEFL 
100

Minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23

LanguageCert 
International ESOL SELT C1 
Pass overall

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 

 

Duolingo 
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. 

More details on English Language Requirements 

Further course requirements

We advise that you will need a personal computing device for your MSc year. 

The latest specification guidance is available on the University's website.