Finance - MSc 

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Course Overview

The MSc Finance has four core modules in common with the MSc Financial Mangement programme with an additional two core modules. The MSc Finance focuses primarily on the theoretical aspects of finance and students undertake the six taught core modules detailed below and a substantial self managed element.

Course Content

Core Modules:

• Quantitative Finance
• Capital Markets & Derivatives
• Corporate Finance & Risk
• Management of Finance
• Behavioural Finance
• Management of Finance
• Research Methods

Self Managed Elements:

• Dissertation, or:
• Enterprise Project, or:
• Consultancy Project.

Employability & Careers

The demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable finance professionals is likely to be maintained over the coming years – and in the view of some may well increase. In the light of this the Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics is pleased to offer a Masters programme geared towards developing the knowledge, skills and understanding of students seeking serious careers in the Finance Industry.

The programme seeks to meet individual and industry needs by developing students with higher level cognitive skills and abilities who also possess an excellent practical understanding of “how to apply” rather than just “why it happens”.

Entry Requirements

Prospective students should hold an undergraduate degree (normally of classification 2:1 or above) or its equivalent in a relevant area e.g. Accounting, Finance or Business Studies with a substantive finance element, or:

Five years relevant work experience in the field of finance, or:

Suitable professional qualifications from bodies such as ACCA, CII, CFA, IFS etc. In some instances those with higher level professional qualifications may be exempt from several taught modules. Such exemptions would be discussed on a case by case basis with the Programme Director.

In general terms graduates from non-financial disciplines will not normally have the pre-existing skills set to succeed on the programme BUT such students are welcome to apply and such applications will be viewed on an individual basis.

International Students:
Students whose first language is NOT English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Management

Course Length: One year full-time or two years part-time.

Delivery takes the form of lectures, practical case studies and workshops. Assessment is by coursework, including written assignments and presentations.

Selection Procedure:
Application form and if necessary an interview.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at
International Applicants:
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit

Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to

Postgraduate Scholarships:
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Chris Parry:
Tel: +44 (0) 29 2041 6378

See Also:
Cardiff School of Management Website