The MA Finance provides rigorous graduate level training in finance to a standard appropriate to a professional practitioner.

Entry requirements

The degree is targeted at high quality undergraduate students who have obtained at least a 2.1 degree in Economics or Finance or a degree with a substantial Mathematical quantitative component. For international students whose first language is not English, IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.


1 year Full-time

Further enquiries

Programme Director: Paul O'Sullivan
Admissions Director: Dr Aedín Doris
Tel :+353 (0)1 708 3927

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Modules include microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, advanced derivatives, corporate finance, market microstructure, financial economics and a research thesis.


The Department is strongly committed to the provision of high quality teaching programmes at postgraduate level. We place a high premium on quality teaching and personal contact with our students, ensuring that the students' experience at Maynooth University is both enjoyable and productive. Members of the Department publish in leading international journals and have strong links with industry and the business community, US multinationals, the Central Bank, hedge funds and fund management companies.

Application date

All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Course fee

In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.

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