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Financial Services, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Limerick, Ireland
The MSc in Financial Services offered by University of Limerick is a one-year full-time programme of study designed to equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills that are required for high value-added positions available in the Financial Services industry in Ireland and abroad.


Why should you consider an MSc in Financial Services at University of Limerick?

  • Exceptional employment prospects
  • The MSc in Financial Services won the GradIreland Postgraduate course of the year 2011 – business
  • The Kemmy Business School is the only campus in Ireland with a fully equipped Trading Floor offering students the ability to deepen their theoretical understanding and provides valuable market experience
  • The MSc in Financial services offers students electives which allow them to tailor their academic programme
  • The programme includes valuable professional development and self-positioning skills – an increasingly important ability in today’s competitive job market
  • Trading Floor certification and an international business trip are included in the programme

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Research Methodologies in Finance
  • Professional Development 
  • Global Finance and Capital Markets
  • Derivative Markets
  • Financial Analysis and Governance
  • Wealth and Portfolio Management
  • Research Methodology in Finance Workshops
  • Dissertation
  • International Business Workshop

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications for EU students are accepted on a rolling basis

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    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.

General Requirements

  • Applicants will possess a minimum 2:2 honours primary degree in a relevant discipline (for example, business, finance, economics, social science and mathematics).  
  • However, students from cognate backgrounds are also encouraged to apply. An interview may form part of the application process. Applicants who cannot satisfy the minimum 2:2 honors primary degree requirement may be accepted on the basis of relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13814 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13814 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8432 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8432 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Limerick

  • 850 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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