MSc Finance

Prepare yourself for a career in the exciting and fast-moving world of financial services with a Masters degree in Finance. Enhance your critical, analytical and appraisal skills in this dynamic area of study.

You will study a range of finance modules from both a theoretical and practical point of view, through academic reading and use of simulation software and powerful financial databases. A study of research methods in a finance context will prepare you to undertake your own chosen research project in an area of finance with supervision from expert academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to choose an optional module in an area of specialism such as Islamic banking and finance or financial mathematics.

Wales accounts for 49,000 employees in the financial and professional services sector, and is predicted to see further growth in the next 10 years, as the sector grows, there will be an increase in demand for a skilled workforce.

You could be part of this workforce, you will be studying in Atlantic House, which is right in the heart of Cardiff’s Business Enterprise Zone and is very close to the University’s Cardiff Campus.

What you will study

Students will take the following modules:

  • Quantitative methods for financial markets
  • Investment and portfolio analysis
  • Financial management techniques
  • Corporate governance
  • Research methods for finance and accounting
  • Dissertation

Option from:

  • Financial mathematics
  • Multinational operations in finance and banking
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Corporate financial reporting
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This course is delivered in Atlantic House, Cardiff and offers facilities and a supportive environment in which Accounting and Finance students can flourish. From a fully equipped learning resource centre and a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software from Thomson Reuters to interactive teaching spaces.

The Accounting and Finance Advice Clinic is also based in Atlantic House, utilising specialist expertise within the University to provide free financial advice to the...

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate finance, accounting or audit degree from a UK university, class 2:2 Honours or higher.

Alternatively, an undergraduate business degree from a UK university with an appropriate level of financial content, class 2:2 Honours or higher.

Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications are acceptable.

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Tuition Fees

UK and EU

The fee for this course for 2015 is £4750.


To find international fees, visit our international website.


  • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Feb 2016
    • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Feb 2016
      • Part Time 2 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
        • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2016