Royal Holloway, University of London

Royal Holloway, University of London


You will be provided with rigorous training in the analysis of issues in finance and corporate policy while improving your analytical and technical expertise. The programme is ideal for those whose career objectives lie broadly with the financial services and banking sectors. You will have the opportunity to gain an in depth grounding with core courses such as foundations in finance, corporate finance and quantitative methods in finance, and subsequently tailor your programme to match your end goals through the range of optional courses on offer. These include fixed income securities and derivatives, investment and portfolio management and decision theory and behaviour amongst others.

Entry requirements

As a minimum an Upper 2nd Class (2.1) UK Honours Degree in Economics, Management, Mathematics or other maths-based disciplines. Relevant professional qualifications and relevant experience in an associated area. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 6.0 in all other subscores. Students with a good undergraduate degree in a subject other than Economics should apply for our MSc Economics 2 year programme.

Course modules

Core course units: Pre-sessional mathematics refresher course; corporate finance; quantitative methods in finance; foundations of finance; research methods; dissertation. Elective course units: Fixed income securities and derivatives; empirical finance; investment and portfolio management; decision theory and behaviour; public economics; political economy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,480 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,460 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Royal Holloway Egham TW20 0EX South East

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