• For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Our MSc Finance focuses on the role of modern business organisations, financial institutions and markets in the global economy.

The programme also introduces students to state-of-the-art techniques and thinking regarding research methodology and the modern statistical techniques employed to investigate firm values and asset prices on inter-temporal and cross-sectional bases.

Why study this course at Dundee?

This degree programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the operation of modern business organisations, the role of financial institutions and the capital markets in the global economy. You will be encouraged to think critically about the ways in which modern businesses organisations interact with the financial markets and you will develop an understanding of the knowledge creation process.

In addition aim to provide our overseas students with the educational and cultural experiences which are unique to the UK.

Who should study this course?

This programme is designed particularly to help students with first degrees involving only limited specialisation in finance, but have a keen interest in it, develop their knowledge and skills.

What is so good about this course?

Students studying accounting and finance are taught by staff who have either practical experience working in this sector or who have gained insights into financial and accounting practices through research of analysts, company directors and market traders. These insights from practice help inform the teaching of accounting and finance at Dundee.

How you will be taught

Modules start at the beginning of the academic session in September and are taught by lectures and tutorials.

How you will be assessed

Semester 1 modules are examined in December while modules taught in semester 2 are examined at the end of April/early May. At this point, students will be directed, by their supervisor, to begin the dissertation phase of the degree (although they will be encouraged to begin thinking about their research topics in Semester 2). The dissertation should take students around four months to complete with final drafts being submitted in late August/early September.

What you will study

The course comprises five taught modules (shown below) plus a dissertation:

  • Research Methods and Methodology
  • Econometrics for Finance
  • Global Financial Markets
  • Emerging Financial Markets and Investment
  • Global Risk Analysis

The programme is intended for students wishing to embark on a career in the financial sector. It is particularly suited for students wishing to pursue a career in banking, fund management, investment analysis, treasury management and academic finance (via doctoral study).

The University has excellent employment records for its students (and an impressive Alumni), and this new Masters-level programme is intended to continue this pattern of success and enable students to embark on fulfilling and rewarding careers. In this regard, the structure of the degree, with an emphasis on developing both technical and generic (soft) skills, in the context of a fast-changing business environment, will stand students in good stead.

Year of Entry: 2016

A good undergraduate degree in business.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £5,500 per year of study
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students £5,500 per year of study
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Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the How to Apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

  Degree Course Code
Apply NowFinance MScP038651

Course Contact

Fiona McMillan
Social Sciences
+44 (0)1382 385838

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