Birkbeck, University of London
Specialist knowledge of finance is increasingly valued in commercial firms, government and academia. Students on the Birkbeck MSc Finance obtain excellent specialist training in financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance and advanced pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. They also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills that are important in the marketplace. The course is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and should be willing to work hard.
A 1st or 2nd-Class degree, or its equivalent in either a directly relevant or a quantitative subject, or the Birkbeck Graduate Diploma in Finance. Students are expected to pass the pre-sessional modules on quantitative techniques and introductory finance in September. We would recommend our Graduate Diplomas for students without the prerequisites in economics, finance, mathematics or statistics. 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.
Compulsory modules: Dissertation; financial econometrics 1; financial econometrics II; quantitative techniques; theory of finance. MSc finance and commodities modules: Commodities and commodities derivatives, computational methods for commodities. MSc finance and banking modules: Banking and regulation; financial markets and crises. MSc finance with accounting modules: Contemporary issues in financial reporting for complex entities; principles of financial reporting. Additional option modules: Advanced topics in finance 1 and 2; corporate finance; forecasting economic and financial time series; market risk management; monetary economics.
Assessment is based on examinations in January and June, coursework assignments, and submission of a dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 9,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,075 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 9,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||£ 4,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||£ 7,050 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time evening||£ 4,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|