MSc in Finance

Entry requirements

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UK students

2:1 or above

(or international equivalent) in a subject with high mathematical/quantitative content.

Type of degree

You should have at least a 2:1 in a subject with high mathematical or quantitative content. Such subjects include engineering, mathematics, economics and physics. We may consider other subjects if they have enough quantitative content.

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

European and international students

We’ve closed international applications to this course from outside the EU. This is because of high demand.

All of our non-finance courses are still open. If you would like to apply to study a finance course in 2018/9, you will be able to from September.

Contact us for more information about our entry requirements for your country, application help and funding details.

English language

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

More information can be found on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE. Further information on alternative tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Read about these courses on the Academic Skills Centre website.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offer

Combined offers are no longer available for 2017 entry.

2018 entry

Applications for MSc courses starting in 2018 will open in September.


If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.


Five-week course


An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.


Ten-week course


An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.


Find out more about combined offers.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our entry requirements.