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Master of Finance

Course Description

The Cambridge MFin is a one year, full time post experience Masters degree taught at Cambridge Judge Business School. It provides an academically rigorous and commercially relevant programme; enabling finance professionals to consolidate their existing experience and develop their future careers in finance. The programme has access to a strong network of finance practitioners and institutions to help deliver its goal of a rigorous but commercially relevant programme. The MFin degree also comprises non-financial material which enables students to broaden their experience at Cambridge beyond finance, develop interpersonal skills and engage in various career development workshops.

Visit the website: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/directory/bmjbmffin

Course detail

Aims of the Programme:

- A rigorous and intensive training in finance for students with very strong academic qualifications and several years’ experience in professional finance.

- Gain a rigorous grounding in the core concepts, an understanding of applied finance and the chance to integrate theory and practice.

Learning Outcomes

Students will gain a sound understanding of finance theory, financial products, financial reporting, valuation, etc., derived from a programme of core courses. Students will also acquire detailed understanding of a selection of specialist areas, such as investment management, derivatives and private equity, derived from elective courses and project work.

Students will also develop the following skills:

- How to inform and make rational financial decisions.

- How to cooperate with members of a team to complete group projects and presentations.


The MFin programme consists of core courses, a range of electives covering the main areas of applied finance, projects which enable the integration of theory and practice, a weekly City Speaker Series seminar and a number of summer activities.

Teaching is typically delivered through formal lectures, supported by classes and workshops, and supervised group and individual projects.

Students will normally attend an average of 20 hours of lectures per week, as well as regular guest speaker events, though this varies depending on the term and the choice of modules.

Workshops are delivered on some courses by faculty and teaching assistants from within the Finance and Accounting subject group.


As part of the summer component of the programme, students may wish to pursue an internship with a bank or financial institution. A number of internships are sourced through the programme.


Assessment is achieved through a mix of written examinations, essays, projects and presentations. The assessment methods vary on elective courses, with some courses using a combination of methods.

Students are assessed by individual and group written assignments and presentations with a fixed word limit.

Core courses are mostly assessed through a single examination.

Students are assessed on the presentation of the Equity Research Project and the Group Consulting Project.

Students are assessed by attendance at the City Speaker Series, Finance and Organisations Series and Management Practice sessions.

Students receive qualitative and quantitative feedback on most of their assignments. For examinations they receive quantitative feedback in line with Cambridge University regulations.

How to apply:


Funding Opportunities

MFin Programme Scholarships

The Chairman's Scholarships

BYN Mellon Scholarships

Central Bank Scholarship

General Funding Opportunities: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/funding

Visit the Master of Finance page on the University of Cambridge website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK High II.i Honours Degree.

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