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Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #288 (QS) ,
Students who take the MSc in Finance at SOAS University of London will develop a sound understanding of theories of finance and of the workings of financial markets, and will acquire the main analytical tools for a career in finance or further research at PhD level.

About

Students of the Finance programme taught at SOAS University of London will become acquainted with the main issues and methods in Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Banking, and Financial Econometrics and will be able to employ them in a professional capacity.

The programme will present Finance as a scientific discipline with a rigorous methodology, but at the same time will describe the way financial markets and institutions actually work in a variety of contexts. The comparative approach of the courses will prove attractive to students from both emerging and advanced economies.

Careers

Graduates from the MSc in Finance will be well equipped for a career in finance, banking, consultancy or business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Mathematics and Statistics for Finance Pre-sessional Course
  • Finance in the global market
  • Corporate finance
  • Risk management
  • Econometric Principles and Data Analysis

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity

          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

          Full-time
          • Full-time duration 12 months
          Part-time
          • Average part-time duration 24 months
          • Intensity Flexible
          • Duration description
            Two or Three calendar years (part-time).
        • Credits
          180 alternative credits
          • Students must take 180 credits. These are composed of 120 taught credits comprising core and optional modules and a 60 credit dissertation.

        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:

          100

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          6.5

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        Academic Requirements

        • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

          The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

        • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or other appropriate discipline, from a UK university or other institution acceptable to the University, or an equivalent international qualification (qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits). 
        • Candidates who do not have an undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics or a related discipline may take the GMAT or GRE test.
        • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme.
        • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. 

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          20835 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 20835 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA

          12445 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 12445 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Part-time (2 years):

        • UK/EU Students - 6,223£/year
        • Overseas Students - 10,418£/year

        Part-time (3 years):

        • UK/EU Students - 4,148£/year
        • Overseas Students - 6,945£/year

        Living costs for London

        • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

        Funding

        Scholarships
        • Felix Non- Indian Scholarship
        • Felix Scholarships
        • International Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for the School of Finance and Management
        • John Loiello AFSOAS FISH Scholarship
        • Postgraduate SOAS Global Impact Award
        • SOAS International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship
        • SOAS Master's Scholarships
        • Tibawi Trust Award

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