Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Specialist knowledge of finance is increasingly valued in commercial firms and government. Students obtain specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance, and pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. You will also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills, which are important in the marketplace. The programme is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and be willing to work hard.

If you have any prior knowledge in finance, economics or a related field then this programme is also available with advanced pathways in accounting, banking and commodities.

Course Modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,275 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £17,975 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £6,150 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • For entry on to the MSc Finance, the entry criteria are usually a second-class honours degree or above, or equivalent qualifications. Students with a third-class degree may sometimes be admitted if there is clear evidence of under-performance, relative to potential, in the first degree. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.