To apply for MSc Finance, you should preferably have a First Class Honours degree or a Upper Second Class Honours degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent in a highly quantitative discipline such as:
There are no specific ‘A’ Level criteria, but many banks and companies in the financial sector have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. We strongly recommend that you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for.
Prerequisite knowledge requirements
MSc Finance is a highly quantitative programme and therefore all students commencing the programme are expected to be proficient in probability, calculus, matrix algebra and real analysis.
You should use the Quantitative Experience Statement on the application form to list the most advanced quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career to date and to provide brief examples of the relevant topics covered by the programme.
Complete our online Maths test to determine if you are suitable to apply for the programme.
GMAT is not required for MSc Finance, but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall will add weight to your application. The current class average from students who have taken GMAT is 711.
If your undergraduate degree is not in a highly mathematical discipline you will need to demonstrate your suitability with excellent results in your quantitative modules. Submitting a GMAT or GRE result is also highly recommended. A score of at least 48/60 in the quantitative section of GMAT, or 159 in the quantitative section of GRE will add weight to your application.