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University of Cambridge

Master On Campus
12 months
48000 GBP/year
48000 GBP/year
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Gain a thorough understanding of Finance in this post-experience programme designed by top banking and finance industry experts. The course provides you with a strong academic experience, great career support and direct engagement with world leaders in finance.

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Finance programme from University of Cambridge consists of:

  • Core courses, providing a rigorous grounding in the foundations of finance
  • A range of electives covering the main areas of applied finance
  • Projects, enabling the integration of theory and practice
  • A choice of a number of summer activities
  • A weekly City Speaker Series seminar

Career service overview

The Cambridge Master of Finance (MFin) programme was ranked second in the Financial Times 2020 ranking of post-experience master of finance courses worldwide. The strength of our career outcomes has been a key contributing factor to our position in the rankings, with careers service ranking first among post-experience master of finance courses globally, and a career outcome of over 89 per cent placement success on average (three months out) over the last three years despite the challenging job markets in financial services. 

Below are some of the career metrics where the Cambridge MFin scored highly:

  • Average salary increase of 74 per cent.
  • Average salary of $136,080(USD).
  • Ninety one per cent employed three months out.
  • Aims achieved with 86 per cent of our responding alumni saying they fulfilled their goals or reasons for doing a masters.

The above data was taken from the Financial Times 2020 rankings of Master of Finance programmes which measured career outcomes of graduates within three years of completing studies.

Additionally, the Cambridge MFin has a number of ties to the finance industry. This is clearly exhibited in the rich portfolio of corporate sponsored projects our students undertake every year and the broad range of senior city speakers we bring in on campus every week to share their professional insights with the class. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finance
  • Equity Valuation
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Credit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a high UK 2:1 or equivalent, although a First Class degree is strongly preferred.
  • If you studied your undergraduate degree overseas, you can check whether you meet the University’s minimum requirement. Please note that the University’s minimum requirement equates to a standard 2:1, whereas we require a high 2:1 for admission to the MFin. Therefore, the grades required for the MFin are likely to be higher than the minimum 2:1 equivalent stated on the University’s website. For example, we would require applicants who have studied in the USA to have a minimum GPA of 3.6/4.0.
  • A minimum of two years’ graduate work experience in a core finance or finance-related role.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    48000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Estimated living expenses: £14,830


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