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The MSc in Finance is a one-year Masters programme providing a leading European finance education, a high degree of flexibility in your learning experience and modern industry-relevant specialisms.

This Masters programme is designed to produce the kind of professionals in greatest demand in the financial industry. It does so by fostering analytical and decision making skills and helping you build a set of rigorous competences in financial subjects. You will be exposed to first-class specialist education in financial subjects, develop your quantitative skills, and have the opportunity to learn the latest econometrics and data analysis techniques, which are becoming extremely important for a successful career in the financial industry.

Key aims of the overall program are to:

  • Help you to understand the functioning of capital markets and financial choices made by firms by exploring the latest thinking in financial economics, with special emphasis on portfolio theory, asset pricing, corporate finance;
  • Develop your mastery of techniques and methods of analysis useful to solve financial problems, with special emphasis on the challenges faced in the current economy.
  • Ultimately, the objective is to prepare you to become effective decision makers in the financial industry, equipping you for high level rewarding careers across the spectrum of the financial sector.

The programme is structured as a core learning first semester, followed by three specialist streams in the second semester and a choice of applied research or a dissertation over the summer semester. The three streams are:

  • Risk Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy Finance

Through these streams and excellent practical and research-informed core learning, we allow you to specialize in a manner that reflects your interests and career aspirations. We offer an ideal path for graduates of business and economics degrees, who wish to undertake a career in finance by obtaining a leading European postgraduate qualification.

General Entry Requirements

Candidates apply for admission to the M.Sc. in Finance (Common Entry) which provides a common pathway into three specialised streams. The three streams are Risk Management, Capital Markets and Energy Finance, and all have the first semester in common. At the end of the first semester, with the help and advice of faculty, each student will choose which stream to take.

The entry requirements for the program are

A second class (upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a Business-related discipline including economics:


A second class (upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a discipline, other than business, which has a high analytical and quantitative content, such as mathematics, statistics, computing or engineering:


A second class(upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline *and* suitable evidence of high analytical and quantitative reasoning skills, as demonstrated by, for example, a GMAT, GRE score in the top 20% range or a high grade in leaving certificate maths

Special consideration will be given to applicants having obtained high grades in core finance and quantitative methods modules in your program. Some rare exceptions to the entry requirements may be made for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements by a small margin, but who can present a strong case for their application through other relevant experience, such as work experience or exceptional grades in the finance and quantitative modules of their degree.

If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. 

Dublin City University is proud to award merit-based scholarships to high achieving students who enter the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2016/17 academic year. These scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit to those who have a Full Offer. 

The Faculties also award scholarships of €1,000 to high achievers entering Masters and Bachelor programmes who are ranked by academic achievement. 

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