University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Finance and Economics

This is an intensive course combining advanced study and research, tailored for people with less than 1 year of work experience who intend to go on to work for industry; it places particular emphasis on economic coverage of financial themes, beginning from the institutional background, moving on to careful consideration of how observed institutions should be modelled, and ending by relating existing models to data and discussing how these models should be improved when they do not fit the data.

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 undergraduate degree in economics (a business studies, accountancy or management degree or qualification does not provide an adequate background); applicants from North American institutions: a GPA of 3.6 out of 4 or the equivalent; applicants from other educational systems: within the top 10 per cent of their reference group. Applicants whose previous university training is from countries outside the UK must submit the results of a recent Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.

Course modules

Students take 8 modules plus a dissertation; there are 6 compulsory modules in microeconomics, econometrics, Finance (1 and 2) Corporate Finance and Asset Pricing; students then select a further 2 modules which can be taken from advanced, applied and specialist modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written papers and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 14,832 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 22,857 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Graduate Admissions (Economics)
Telephone number: 
01223 335200