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Durham University

Finance (Economics and Finance)

Our finance programmes are designed to provide you with rigorous training at the frontier of research, as well as the advanced analytical and technical skills that are highly sought after by global employers and, if you wish to continue your studies, by world-leading PhD programmes. Our MSc programmes have partnership status with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). The CFA is the world's premier association for investment professionals and the accepted benchmark for technical excellence in financial markets. It guarantees you benefit from a curriculum of the highest standards and enables you to participate in the CFA Global Investment Research Challenge, as well as CFA employer network events and scholarships.

Entry requirements

MSc: The equivalent of a UK 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree with evidence on your degree transcript of strong grades in statistical modules in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year English language requirements include an IELTS of 6.5 (no element under 6.0) or TOEFL 92 (no element under 23).

Course modules

You will study: Advanced financial theory; advanced macroeconomics; advanced microeconomics; corporate finance. Based on your prior knowledge and experience you will be streamed to study 1 of the following module pairings: Econometrics 1 and econometrics 2; econometric methods and financial modelling and business forecasting. You will then choose 2 elective modules. The list of modules may vary from year to year, but has typically included: Auditing and assurance services; behavioural finance and economics; derivative markets; financial risk management; market microstructure.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include dissertation of 12,000 words or business project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2019 25,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,500 (Year 1) England 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,500 (Year 1) Scotland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,500 (Year 1) Channel Islands 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,500 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,500 (Year 1) EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time October 2019 14,500 (Year 1) Wales 1 Years

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