Studying an MSc in Finance at York means you will have access to exceptional teaching and facilities.
Using your prior knowledge of economics or the natural sciences, the Masters will give you a thorough grounding in theoretical and applied finance.
The MSc in Finance is recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. Our curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and can help you prepare for CFA exams.
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Our MSc in Finance provides a springboard to a career in international business or finance, as well as ideal preparation for further research. You'll follow a structured transition to independent research, completing modules to the value of 180 credits. These include 100 credits of taught modules - some core and some optional - and an 80 credit dissertation.
For the Masters you'll need to take 100 credits of taught modules. There are five compulsory core modules which amount to 70 of your 100 required credits:
In addition you'll choose 30 credits of options from the below. At least 20 credits should be from Group A:
Please note, modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You'll complete a piece of independent research carried out over three months of the summer, guided by a supervisor. The dissertation, of up to 10,000 words, is worth 80 credits and offers you the chance to examine a topic in depth and to develop your academic research skills.
|Full-time (1 year)||£9,370||£23,450|
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If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
This Masters combines a variety of different teaching methods, including:
A member of the teaching staff will act as your supervisor throughout the degree, to help guide your studies and monitor progress. The department also has a vibrant research community. You’ll be able to attend the seminars and research workshops in which staff and invited speakers discuss their research.
You'll be based in the Department of Economics and Related Studies on Campus West. Most of your teaching will take place in Alcuin College and elsewhere on Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Formal types of assessment in this course include:
As you study modules you’ll take part in assessments that do not contribute to your final mark, instead giving useful feedback on your progress and understanding.
Our MSc in Finance will provide you with the essential postgraduate skills you need to follow a career in applied or quantitative finance. It will act as a stepping stone to a financial position in, for example, financial analysis, investment management or corporate finance. The Masters is also an ideal basis for progression to a PhD.
Many of our students have gone on to forge careers in academia or central banks. Others have followed careers as investment analysts, financial advisers, and consultants in commercial banks, stockbrokers and other financial institutions.
You'll gain the skills that will allow you to work in a variety of organisations. These include:
You'll develop a range of transferable skills during the course, including:
You should have at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent qualification from outside the UK), in Economics or a related subject. You may also be considered if your degree is in Mathematics, Computing, Engineering or a Science subject. However, you'll need to have a strong background in elements of mathematical training, including statistics or econometrics.
If your first degree was awarded by an institution outside the UK, see our country-specific information.
If you have been out of study for a while, or do not have a strong background in economics or mathematics and statistics but have other relevant qualifications or experience, you may be required to take the Summer Session in Economics and Quantitative Methods as a condition of your offer. Alternatively, the Session can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
If your native language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language ability:
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements for further information.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current IELTS scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
You can apply and send all your documentation electronically through our online system. You don’t need to complete your application all at once: you can start it, save it and finish it later.
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