The MSc Finance (Full-time) programme has been designed to meet the needs of high-level graduates from fields not specifically relating to finance, whose career objectives lie broadly within the financial services sector.
The MSc Finance (Full-time) programme follows the same syllabus as that of the MSc Finance (Part-time) evening programme, which is focused towards professionals currently working in London's financial services sector. Both modes of the MSc Finance programme allow students access to a number of specifically designed applied courses, taught in part using case studies, and the opportunity to gain deeper practical insight and links to the City.
The programme is designed for students whose academic background is not necessarily in finance. However, it is aimed at people with good undergraduate degrees and good quantitative skills.
See the Programme Structure page for more information on the content of the course.
Admission to the programme is very competitive. In previous years, the majority of students accepted into the programme have obtained first class degrees or the equivalent. The mathematics used in the programme includes basic calculus and statistics, so applicants are also required to have studied a minimum of A level Mathematics (or its equivalent). Prior work experience is not a pre-requisite for entry into the programme, but can be considered an advantage.
Applicants without a UK undergraduate degree are required to submit a GMAT test (GRE is acceptable exceptionally). The GMAT is also recommended for all students with UK undergraduate degrees, especially those who have not achieved, or are not expected to achieve a first class degree, or those whose quantitative skills are not demonstrated by their undergraduate studies.
Applicants for whom English is a second language or who have not studied in English before should provide evidence of their command of English. For the MSc Finance (Full-time) programme, this should be a minimum of 627 in the TOEFL paper based test (107 in the internet-based test), or at least 7.0 in the IELTS test.