Finance at University of Cambridge - UCAS

Course summary

The MPhil in Finance is a nine month academic programme combining advanced study and research. It is ideally suited for those intending to continue to a PhD. It may also provide a strong academic background for those opting for a career in finance, but it is not designed to be a vocational programme. For further information please visit:


The MPhil in Finance programme consists of: six core courses three electives Depending on your course choices, you will share some of your classes with other students on the MPhil in Economics, the Master of Finance, the MPhil in Statistical Science, or Part III of the Maths Tripos. The online pre-course in mathematical and statistical methods takes place in September before the academic year begins in October. The pre-course is mandatory; those who do not take it will not be admitted to the MPhil in Finance programme. The details about the pre-course will be confirmed in your offer letter.

Assessment method

Assessment across the nine courses will be by written examination, project, or coursework, depending upon the nature of the particular course. If the dissertation option is chosen in place of three modules, a 12,000 word thesis is required, with no oral exam.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • European Quality Improvement System

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

1st Class Honours or equivalent with significant economics or quantitative component. Normally no more than one year of work experience (between graduation and enrolment, excluding vacation employment and internships). Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS minimum overall score of 7.5 with not less than 7.0 in each element; or TOEFL minimum overall score of 110, with not less than 25 in each element; or CAE minimum score of grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment; or CPE score of grade A, B or C (with at least 200 in each individual element).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Finance at University of Cambridge - UCAS