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 the financial services sector or individuals in all areas of finance who wish to progress their career.

Subjects taught

• Financial Statement Analysis
• Quantitative Methods in Finance
• Asset Valuation
• Capstone Seminar Series
• Corporate Finance
• Fundamentals of Financial Econometrics
• Applied Security Analysis
• Derivatives and Risk Management
• Portfolio Management

• Ethics and Governance
• Financial Regulation
• Financial and Quantitative Modelling

• Dissertation

Note that all modules count towards the final award classification.

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a level 8 honours degree (min 2.2) in finance or a cognate field of study.

Applications may also be considered under the College’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) policy, and this is likely to be particularly germane to the part-time provision of the course. RPEL will be assessed on the learner’s work experience and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Laptop Requirement
All students applying to NCI must have access to a laptop that will allow them to attend classes online and, where relevant, to participate in on-campus learning. Some students may be able to avail of the Student Laptop Loan Scheme, subject to eligibility.

Application dates

Application: Apply online at


Part-time Schedule

2 years taught - 2 semesters each (Sep-Dec and Jan-May) 3 additional modules (May-Aug) or a final dissertation (due in August)

Blended - Livestream with some campus and/or campus stream classes, scheduled in advance.

Indicative Timetable
Tuesday and Thursday evenings 18.00 - 22.00 and some Saturdays

Full-time Schedule Delivery On-campus face-to-face classes

September Starts
1 year taught - 2 semesters (Sep-Dec and Jan-May) 3 additional modules (June-Aug) or a final Dissertation (due in August)

January Starts
(where available and subject to numbers) 1 and a half years taught: 2 semesters (Jan-May and Sep-Dec), with a break during the summer (June-Aug). 3 additional modules (Jan-May) or a dissertation (due in May).

On-campus face-to-face classes

Indicative Timetable
Students need to be available 09.00-17.00 Mon – Fri. Full-time students may also be required to attend classes after 5pm. Class days and times vary


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: September 2024 (Part-Time) and January 2025 (Full-Time).

Post Course Info

Award and Progression
The Master of Science in Finance is awarded by QQI at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. 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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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Daytime,Evening,Full time,Part time,Weekend

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