University of St Andrews

University of St Andrews

Finance

The MSc in Finance trains students with advanced analytical abilities and technical skills in empirical finance and modelling. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of the financial markets and institutions both in the UK and abroad, preparing them for a professional career in the financial industry.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (single, or joint Honours), or overseas equivalent, in economics, or cognate subject, with some mathematical, statistical, and some economics, finance, or business content from a UK, EU, US, or other overseas university institution (e.g. USA GPA of 3.6, or better; course average of 85 per cent, or higher from good PR China university; 2.1, or better). All applicants should be fluent in written, and oral English; preferred credentials are IELTS 7, TOEFL equivalents: paper based.

Course modules

Semester 1 (autumn) compulsory modules: Investment analysis; financial econometrics; international finance. Semester 2 (spring) compulsory modules: Corporate finance; portfolio theory and management. Optional modules (choose 1): Corporate governance and risk; financial intermediation; mergers and acquisitions; risk management.

Assessment methods

Postgraduate diploma: Coursework (120 credits). MSc: Coursework (120 credits); dissertation (60 credits). The dissertation is usually 15,000 words of original research.

Sponsorship information

Carnegie-Cameron bursaries; entrant accommodation bursary; Formula Santander Postgraduate scholarship; recent graduate discount; Thomas and Margaret Roddan Trust bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 19,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of St Andrews St Andrews KY16 9AX Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Secretary
Telephone number: 
01334 462439