Course Description

Course Title : MSc in Finance

DCU Business School



The MSc in Finance is a one-year Masters programme providing a leading European finance education, a high degree of flexibility in your learning experience and modern industry-relevant specialisms.

Our programme is structured as a core learning first semester, followed by three specialist streams in the second semester and a choice of applied research or a dissertation over the summer semester. The three streams are:

  • Risk Management
  • Capital Markets
  • Energy Finance

Through these streams and excellent practical and research-informed core learning, we allow you to specialize in a manner that reflects your interests and career aspirations. We offer an ideal path for graduates of business and economics degrees, who wish to undertake a career in finance by obtaining a leading European postgraduate qualification.


Course Code DC511
College Name DCU Business School
Course Category Business, Business & Finance
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 9
Course Fee EU National €7,955/ Non EU €14,800
Course Duration 1 year Full time
Entry Requirements Candidates apply for admission to the M.Sc. in Finance (Common Entry) which provides a common pathway into three specialised streams. The three streams are Risk Management, Capital Markets and Energy Finance, and all have the first semester in common. At the end of the first semester, with the help and advice of faculty, each student will choose which stream to take. The entry requirements for the program are A second class (upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a Business-related discipline including economics: OR A second class (upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in a discipline, other than business, which has a high analytical and quantitative content, such as mathematics, statistics, computing or engineering: OR A second class(upper) honours degree (or international equivalent) in any discipline *and* suitable evidence of high analytical and quantitative reasoning skills, as demonstrated by, for example, a GMAT, GRE score in the top 20% range or a high grade in leaving certificate maths Special consideration will be given to applicants having obtained high grades in core finance and quantitative methods modules in your program. Some rare exceptions to the entry requirements may be made for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements by a small margin, but who can present a strong case for their application through other relevant experience, such as work experience or exceptional grades in the finance and quantitative modules of their degree. If, as is normally the case, demand from qualified applicants exceeds available places, applicants will be ranked for admission purposes on the basis of prior academic performance. Candidates who have not received their degree results by the application closing date may receive conditional offers.
Career Path This programme is designed to prepare ambitious students for the challenges and rewarding career opportunities in the financial services industry. You will be equipped for a career in financial markets and institutions, especially in investment banking and asset management, or in the risk management and corporate finance functions of corporations, as well as regulatory bodies and government offices dealing with the financial industry. Recent graduates are employed by major financial institutions including UBS, Standard & Poor's, Royal Bank of Scotland, KPMG, PwC, Boston Scientific, Commerzbank, AIB, Bank of Ireland, Goodbody Stockbrokers, Davy, Geneva Trading, Mercer, Nestle, Citco Fund Services, Standard Life and BNY Mellon.
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DCU Business School



DCU Business School, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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