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MSc Finance

Programme Director: Roald Versteeg

Specialist knowledge of Finance is increasingly valued in commercial firms, banks and government. The MSc Finance course aims to provide excellent training in modern finance. Students completing the MSc Finance obtain a thorough training in state-of-the-art financial expertise as required by professional bodies, including portfolio management, corporate finance, financial econometrics and asset management. Students completing the MSc Finance are well suited to work in many financial institutions, banks and insurance companies.

The course is open to both full-time (one year) and part-time students (two years) and offers a rigorous training in finance. The course is demanding and challenging; applicants should have strong intellectual ability and be willing to work hard. The MSc Finance courses at Birkbeck reflect the long-running experience in cutting-edge, research-led, evening teaching at Birkbeck.



  • Part-time study: 2-3 evenings a week
  • Full-time study: 4-5 evenings a week
  • October – June with a dissertation until September in the final year

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MSc Finance, the entry criteria are usually a second-class honours degree or better or equivalent qualifications. Students with a third class degree may sometimes be admitted if there is clear evidence of under-performance, relative to potential, in the first degree.

General enquiries and questions concerning admissions should be directed to the Programme Administrator:

Jo Kwok
020 7631 6629