Financial Services

Key programme benefits to future students
The programme equips graduates for high level professional positions in the Financial Services industry and an opportunity to engage in significant and appropriate research.

The MSc in Financial Services offers a dual degree opportunity with one of our French partner Business Schools: Audencia (Nantes), Excelia (La Rochelle), Neoma (Reims or Rouen), Rennes and Toulouse.

The programme includes Bloomberg Trading Floor Certification and an international business workshop.

Key Fact: A Bloomberg Trading Floor Certification is a supplemental award with our MSc in Financial Services.

Subjects taught

Autumn Modules
• Financial Analysis & Governance
• Professional Development 1
• Global Finance & Capital Markets
• Research Methods in Finance 1
• Risk & Derivative Markets
• Corporate Responsibility

Spring Modules
• Trading Floor Certification
• Wealth & Portfolio Management
• Professional Development 2
• Research Methods in Finance 2

Optional Modules (choose 1)
International Economic Issues | Project Management in Practice | Leadership, Influence & Change

Optional Modules (choose 2)
Econometrics | Financial Regulation | Insuring Risk in Nature & Industry | Principles of International Tax | Risk Analytics & Big Data

Summer Modules
• Dissertation in Finance
• International Business Workshop

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement will be a primary business degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) with an award of Second Class Honours Grade 2. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications and experience and/or with an appropriate honours degree in a cognate discipline may also be considered for admission. Subject to the discretion of the course team and the University Admissions Office. An interview may also form part of the selection process.

Qualification transcripts and certificates
A copy of your birth certificate/passport
Supporting Statement
If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:

English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
English language competency certificate

Guidelines on Completing your Application
To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form.
Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

Application dates

Preparing your Application:
1. Research your programme: Each postgraduate programme at University of Limerick is unique. Explore your course content, duration, fees, and entry requirements on

2. Check Eligibility: Ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for the course you are interested in. This usually includes your undergraduate degree award, subject specialities, English language proficiency (for non-native speakers), and any specific requirements for the course.

3. Prepare Documents: Gather all the necessary documents. This typically includes your academic transcripts, CV, personal statement, and references. If English is not your first language, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

4. Online Application: Once you are ready to apply, visit your postgraduate programme page on and use the Apply Now button to access UL’s online application system. You will need to create an account if you are a new user.

5. Complete the Application: Fill in the application form with all the required details. This will include personal information and academic history.

6. Upload Documents: Upload all the necessary documents that you prepared earlier. Make sure they are clear and legible.

7. Submit Application: Review your application thoroughly to ensure all information is correct and then submit your application. The application fee for your postgraduate application is €50. This includes an option to choose a second choice.

8. Track Your Application: After submission, you can track the status of your application through the online application system.

9. Interview: Depending on the programme, you may be invited for an interview. This could be in person or online.

10. Acceptance: If your application is successful, you will receive an offer email from the university. You will need to accept this offer to secure your place.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places offered to successful candidates. This means that it’s a good idea to apply as early as possible to increase your chances of securing a place.

Please note that these steps are a general guide and the exact process may vary depending on the specific programme and your individual circumstances. Always check the University of Limerick website or contact the postgraduate admissions department for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


1 year full-time, on-campus.

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Graduate careers
Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Fund Management, Debt & Equity Capital Markets, Treasury & Foreign Exchange, Investment Consulting, Risk Management, Compliance, Quantitative Financial Analysis, Sales, Trading & Research.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Daytime,Full time

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