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MSc Finance

Course Description


The MSc in Finance is a specialist degree focusing on financial issues in all industry sectors. This degree provides a comprehensive grasp of the principles and applications of finance, a broad experience of quantitative techniques and technical and conceptual skills, coupled with a strongly vocational approach. It is designed to prepare you for a wide range of careers in multinational financial organisations.

Unique features of the MSc in Finance are:

* This degree provides the opportunity to follow the CFA specialist pathway alongside the MSc and acquire the skills to complete the CFA Level 1 examination. The CFA professional qualification has a strong foundation of real world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with practical knowledge of the investment industry. Is it required by major employers in the financial sector.
* General training in all the key aspects of finance ranging from financial statements to derivatives pricing.
* A rigorous analytical approach which makes the programme the most highly regarded of our finance programmes amongst prospective employers.
* Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.
* Part of the CFA university recognition programme and has a limited number of CFA scholarships available. These scholarships are allocated amongst students already on the programme and fund them through CFA exams.


The MSc in Finance is currently available for one year full-time study.

You will take five compulsory modules in the first semester and two compulsory modules, plus three electives in the second semester.

The pre-semester modules in maths and statistics take place in September. They are especially designed for students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra.

Find out more about modules here: http://econ.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/masters/msc-programmes/155559.html

Visit the MSc Finance page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Student Profiles

QMUL School of Economics and Finance Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to offer up to 60 scholarships to outstanding applicants. The scholarship value is £5,000 (slightly more for MSc Economics students) and is open to all postgraduate taught courses in the School.As well as the quality of your undergraduate transcript, we take into account additional information outlined below: Preference is given to applications for MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc Investment and Finance, MSc Investment Banking , MSc Finance and Econometrics, MSc Behavioural Finance
Weight will be given to applicants who are attending or graduated from a top 100 university according to Shanghai Ranking, Top Universities, The Guardian, and Times Higher Education
In order to maintain the diversity of our student intakes, students studying in the following countries will be given preference: Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000- £10,000


Scholarships will be awarded on purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence on the programme applied. The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration
Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance modulesFor full details, please visit the QMUL website

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the school once an offer has been made.Please note, applicants will be required to return the completed scholarship form within a month of receiving it from the School of Economics and Finance. Additionally, due to the high volume of qualified applicants, there may be a delay in application turnaround time and we encourage you to apply early.

Further Information



Scholarships for Overseas Students - 20+ Awards

Admissions will consider all MSc applicants from these countries with a 2:1 or equivalent who apply before end of May 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The School of Economics and Finance is offering 30 partial scholarships of £3,000, which are available to all applicants from South East Asia, South Asia, Turkey and Latin America.

Application Procedure

You do not have to submit a separate application and will be automatically considered for a scholarship at the point of offer. Successful candidates will be notified by email and post.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

At least an upper second class honours degree (2.1) or overseas equivalent in a subject with significant quantitative elements.Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (i.e. which have at least three quantitative module) including Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Statistics, Economics and Finance.Weight will be given to prior relevant work experience.For English Language requirements click here: View Website

Course Fees

Fees for 2016/2017 are £16,500 (+£1,000 for students taking the CFA pathway) for home and EU students and £19,950 (+£1,000 for CFA pathway)

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