MSc in Finance (part-time)

Programme code: TMFI

Academic year programme lasting 21 months part-time (evenings). Students must take two full unit compulsory courses in the first year and four of the half-unit options available in the second year. They must submit a dissertation in one of the optional half-unit courses and take an examination in the other three half-unit courses.


Course number and title

Year 1



Corporate Finance



Asset Markets

Year 2

3 & 4

Students should select 4 half unit courses to the value of 2 full units. Students must select at least three courses from the dedicated list of options marked (*)



Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U5E)*



Topics in Portfolio Management (H) (Dissertation code FM4T6E*


Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings (H) (Dissertation code FM4U7E)*


Financial Engineering (H) (Dissertation code FM4T8E)*


Risk management in Financial Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U9E)*



Corporate Investment and Financial Policy (H) (Dissertation code FM4T4E)*


Corporate Finance Theory (H) (Dissertation code FM4T3) (n/a 15/16) 


Global Financial Systems (H) (Dissertation code FM4T7)


International Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T9)


In exceptional cases it may be possible to take an unlisted optional course with the approval of the Programme Director.


You will be required to write a 6,000 word dissertation (replacing the exam) in one of your half unit courses. You are expected to attend the course teaching on the half-unit that you chose to write your dissertation on.


FM404, FM440, FM447 and FM472 are taught during the daytime only. To take these courses students must be able to attend teaching during the day.

Supplementary criteria for progression from the first to the second year of the MSc Finance (part-time)

To be eligible to proceed into the second year, candidates must attain at least a Pass grade in the two compulsory courses: FM422E and FM423E. If a candidate fails (but does not 'Bad Fail') one compulsory course, the Board may exceptionally allow progression to the second year. Exceptional progression will be at the sole discretion of the Board. If a candidate fails both of these compulsory courses they will not be allowed to progress to year two. If a candidate has a 'Bad Fail' in one or both courses they will not be allowed to progress to year two.

A student shall normally be entitled to re-sit any failed courses only (on one occasion) and at the next normal opportunity. The School may consider an application for repeat tuition in any failed courses from a student. Results obtained at re-sit shall bear their normal value.