Specialist knowledge of finance is increasingly valued in commercial firms and government. Students on the Birkbeck MSc Finance obtain excellent specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance, and pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. You will also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills, which are important in the marketplace. The programme is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and be willing to work hard.
The MSc Finance programmes at Birkbeck is built around our long-running experience in cutting-edge, research-led, evening teaching.
If you have any prior knowledge in finance, economics or a related field then this programme is also available with advanced pathways in accounting, banking and commodities.
Why study this course at Birkbeck?
This programme combines a high level of academic rigour with a solid grounding in practical problem-solving skills. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience. Our teaching is informed by the latest research and by the needs of employers, so you'll be taught by academics who are professional practitioners involved in the world of economics and international finance. Our teaching is renowned for its high quality and we provide in-house training for government departments and City firms and banks, including the Treasury and the Bank of England. The Department of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics brings together research and teaching across economics and finance, mathematics and statistics in a single department, which creates significant interdisciplinary synergies.
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