MSc Finance

What we’re looking for

Our MSc Finance programme is tailored for talented individuals with an aspiration to excel in the dynamic world of finance.

Resonating with the modern finance sector’s technical nature, we provide a comprehensive, quantitative curriculum designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge essential for a thriving career.

Strong candidates will have an academic background in Finance, Economics, and Econometrics at undergraduate level.

Candidates who have aspirations in finance and have studied quantitative undergraduate degrees, such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Data Science, and Engineering are also encouraged to apply, especially those who have opted for finance electives in those programmes.

For those applicants with a quantitative degree at undergraduate level, but who have not yet studied Finance, we offer a menu of online supplementary courses that you can take at your own pace in Summer 2024. These will provide you with additional skills and knowledge in Finance for you to succeed on the course. We may recommend or require engagement with any or all of these supplementary courses depending on your academic background.

Entry requirements

  • A first or 2.1 degree in a relevant undergraduate subject from a UK university or an equivalent qualification from a globally recognised institution
  • Consistent achievement at a 2.1 or above in relevant module
  • Although GMAT or GRE scores are not mandatory, a balanced score above 700, with a strong quantitative component, can bolster your application. On the GMAT Focus Edition this equates to a score of 645 or in the 86th percentile
  • We may invite selected candidates to an informal interview to gauge whether the programme provides a good fit. 

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) 

All four languages elements have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two language components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5. Applicant must be a resident of a country in which the test is offered, more information available here

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190

190 overall

2 x 170, 2 x 190


Minimum language components L21, R22, W21, S23


Trinity ISE III 
Merit, Merit, Pass, Pass in four components 


Trinity ISE IV 
Pass, Pass, Pass, Pass in four components 


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.