Finance MSc

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £8,500
International: full time £16,475

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This MSc is designed for graduates with an accounting, economics or finance background who wish to develop their understanding of financial issues with an emphasis on modelling, forecasting and derivatives.  This programme aims to provide participants an opportunity to critically analyse international financial markets, noticeably the management of individual, company and country risk within this context. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the computer and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector. 

The programme builds on the School's established research strengths in finance and economics and is closely aligned to the MSc in Banking and Finance.


Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.

Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.


You take compulsory modules, optional modules, and write a dissertation.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+Entrance Requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree, or an international equivalent, preferably with transcript evidence of at least two mathematical modules.

We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with a lower-second-class Honours degree and those with non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-sections), TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Office
Newcastle University Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1503

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Finance and Accounting