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Birkbeck's MSc Finance combines academic rigour with a solid grounding in the practical, problem-solving skills that employers value. The course will give you excellent, specialist knowledge and training in finance and financial economics, including basic portfolio theory, corporate finance, and pricing theory applied to derivatives and government bond markets. You will also learn the latest econometrics and numerical analysis skills. All of these skills are increasingly valued in the marketplace, banks, commercial firms and government, so this course could help you stand out in a competitive job market.

Birkbeck's postgraduate finance courses are built around our long-running experience in research-led evening teaching. Many of our students work in the finance industry, which generates a lively atmosphere in class and ensures that you'll be studying alongside committed, enthusiastic students with a wealth of experience.

You will be taught by active researchers, working at the cutting edge in their respective fields, who are also experienced professional practitioners, giving specialist advice and in-house training to government departments and banks and firms in the City of London. This course is challenging and demanding, so you should demonstrate strong intellectual ability in your application and be willing to work hard.

If you have prior knowledge in finance, economics or a related field, then this course is also available with advanced pathways in accounting, banking and commodities. If you are unsure which of our finance Master's degrees is right for you, then read an overview of each programme.

Entry requirements

MSc: Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Usually around 80% of the assessment is unseen examinations, typically held in June. The other 20% of your assessment is via coursework to ensure that, throughout the year, you get practice, and are given feedback, in tackling and solving problems independently, without the time pressure of examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 17,975 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 12,275 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 9,000 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 6,150 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 17,975 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 18,400 (Whole course) International 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) England 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 18,400 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) Wales 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) EU 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) Scotland 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 12,600 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years

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