The MSc in Finance has been designed in consultation with industry to provide candidates with the advanced analytical, statistical and financial skills for decision making within the modern and dynamic financial services sector. Graduates will be accomplished in the application of advanced quantitative tools and financial models and techniques within a range of business and financial settings. In particular, the course will provide graduates with the techniques and applied knowledge necessary to select, analyse and utilise advanced financial concepts within the setting of investment management and capital markets.

The learning environment for the course is practical and applied in nature and on completion graduates will be able to think independently, make informed and effective decisions and proactively troubleshoot financial and technical business problems. Graduates from the MSc in Finance will be able to apply advanced research skills and critically evaluate seminal, as well as contemporary literature, paradigms and concepts which underpin the operation of international capital markets and the investment management process.

Who is the course for?
The course is for those wishing to embark on a career in investment management or individuals in all areas of financial management who wish to progress their career.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) in finance or a cognate field of study. Applicants who hold a level 8 honours qualification in a non-cognate field will be required to undertake the Higher Diploma in Business in Finance and, on successful completion and attainment of a 2.2 qualification or higher, will be eligible to apply for the MSc in Finance. The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application and/or interview.

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Stage 1
• Economics 1
• Quantitative Methods in Finance
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Asset Valuation
• Quantitative Analysis in Finance
• Corporate Finance

Stage 2
• Portfolio Management
• Derivatives and Risk Management
• Applied Security Analysis
• Ethics and Governance
• Financial Regulation
• Capstone Seminar Series
• Dissertation

Elective Choices
• Financial and Quantitative Modeling
• Strategic Management and the Global Environment

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.


This course runs over 2 years; 2 semesters of 13 weeks per year.

Indicative Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18:00 - 22:00 and some Saturdays.

Duration 2 years; 2 semesters of 13 weeks each per year

This course runs over 1 year; 2 semesters and a final dissertation.

Indicative Schedule
Students need to be available 09:00-17:00 Mon – Fri. Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 17:00. (Class days and times vary).

Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.


Part-time Fees €4,475 per annum (€8,950 total fee) (Fees revised annually)

Full-time Fees €8,950 total fee (Fees revised annually).

You can spread the cost of this course with a direct debit plan.

International Students' Fees
The fee for this course for international students is €15,000.

Find out more about studying here as an international student.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 15/09/2020

Post Course Info

This award will allow transfer to level 9 research degrees and in some cases progression to taught doctoral courses at level 10 on the NFQ.

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    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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