• SEF’s flagship professional MSc
  • Comprehensive training in finance combining rigorous theory, quantitative techniques, and real-world applications
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) pathway available which provides intensive preparation for CFA Level I exam

This programme is based in the School of Economics and Finance (SEF) on Queen Mary’s Mile End campus.

School of Economics and Finance

  • 10th in UK for research power in latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
  • Around 1,000 master’s students from all over the world
  • Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
  • Wide range of elective modules
  • Wide range of optional short modules (on programming languages, trading platforms such as Bloomberg, etc.)
  • QUMMIF investment fund invests real money (currently £40,000) based on analysis from students
  • Part of the CFA Institute’s Research Challenge (team of students competes against teams from other universities)

Study Details:

MSc 9 months or 1 year Full time

Module Details:

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Student Destinations

Wide range of careers in commercial and investment banks, hedge funds, pension funds, governmental financial institutions, companies’ finance departments, etc.

Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities and employability events.


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Entry Requirements

Degree requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains good levels of study of Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance.

Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.

Other routes

Weight will also be given to professional qualifications – specifically CFA level 1 and above –  when considering applications.

Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Finance and MSc Finance (CFA Pathway).

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