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School of Economics and Finance

Masters

All our MSc programmes offer comprehensive training in finance or economics, but they vary by entry requirements, quantitative level, and career focus. See the table below. 

Students who do not meet the entry requirements for any of our MSc’s can consider the Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Economics and Finance (6 or 12 month versions). Successful completion of the Diploma will allow you to enter one of our MSc programmes.

ProgrammeMinimum Entry RequirementsSpecial FocusCareers
Banking and Finance Good 2.2 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Commercial and investment banking, especially regulation and risk management for banking Risk management and regulation in commercial banks, investment banks, and supervisory financial institutions (e.g. central banks)
Behavioural Finance* 2.1 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Irrationalities and puzzles in decision-making (especially regarding savings and investment) and on financial markets

Analyst/trader/portfolio manager in investment banks, hedge funds, and pension funds

Public policy (especially in so-called "nudge units")

Marketing

Corporate Finance Good 2.2 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements

Valuation of firms and investment projects.

Optimal capital structure.

Companies' finance departments and investment banks
Economics** 2.1 honours degree in a quantitative subject with excellent performance in the quantitative elements Theoretical and applied economics

Research economist in public sector, international institutions, and economic consulting

MRes/PhD

Finance* 2.1 honours degree in a quantitative subject with good performance in quantitative elements Advanced study in all key areas of finance Commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, pension funds, governmental financial institutions, companies’ finance departments
Finance and Econometrics 2.1 honours degree in a quantitative subject with good performance in quantitative elements

Theoretical and applied finance and econometrics.

Researcher, financial economist, or quantitative analyst in investment banks, hedge funds, public sector, international financial institutions

MRes/PhD

Investment Banking* 2.1 honours degree in any subject Financial and strategic analysis of investment banking functions. Investment banking and corporate advisory
Investment and Finance* 2.1 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Asset pricing, portfolio construction, and financial derivatives Analyst/trader/portfolio manager in investment banks, hedge funds, and pension funds
Wealth Management Good 2.2 honours degree in any subject with some quantitative elements Asset pricing, portfolio construction, and wealth management for high-worth individuals Wealth management for high-worth individuals

*CFA pathway available 

** generous scholaships available, please select the programme to find out more

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