Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Students on the programme 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.

This programme lets you select a pathway in accounting, banking, commodities or risk management, which ensures that, when you graduate, you will be well'suited to work in specialised fields of quantitative finance in financial institutions, banks and insurance companies, or to undertake academic research leading to a PhD.

Course Modules

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

Start Date:

10/2019

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

Qualifications required:

  • For entry on to the MSc Finance with advanced pathways, the entry criteria are usually a first- or second-class degree, or its equivalent, in either a directly relevant or a quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Finance.
  • In some circumstances, students will be admitted with a degree at less than second-class honours level, provided that their subsequent work experience and/or education and training is deemed to have brought them to an equivalent standard.
  • Students are expected to pass the pre-sessional modules on quantitative techniques and introductory finance in September.