MSc Finance programmes


MSc Finance, MSc Finance with Banking, MSc Finance with Risk Management, MSc Accounting and Finance

Qualifications and durations

  • Full-time MSc, 1 year


Our Finance Masters place great emphasis on a sound theoretical foundation for analysing financial decisions. This enables you to gain an in-depth knowledge of the operations of the financial system and the motivations of the people making financial decisions. It allows you to apply your knowledge in a wide range of real-world scenarios.

Combining the research and teaching expertise of other leading departments within the University – the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the Department of Economics and International Development – our Finance degrees ensure that you have access to a wide range of experts from across a broad spectrum of knowledge.

All of our Finance Masters have a modular structure and are divided into core units and electives, followed by a dissertation.


Please see the School of Management website for details on scholarships.

Entry requirements

You should hold a good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above or its international equivalent) in a subject with a high mathematical/quantitative content. Subjects meeting these requirements are Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, or Physics. Other subjects may be considered if quantitative modules have been studied in sufficient depth. This programme is open to graduates who currently have little or no business experience.

Please note that there is a £60 application fee for all of our MSc Finance programmes.

English Language

Candidates whose first language is not English will normally require an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components.

Academic references

One academic reference is required. If you graduated a long time ago and think you will have difficulties providing a reference, please contact the department.


Sarah Gundry, MSc Admissions Office

Tel +44 (0) 1225 383757
Fax +44 (0) 1225 386473


See the Tuition Fees Schedule.

Research at the School of Management

We are a leading international centre for management research. This is reflected in our rating in the REF2014 which places us 8th in the UK. We have been consistently ranked in the top ten in Europe for research in the Financial Times MBA rankings.

The School of Management provides a strongly supportive, vibrant research culture, developed through the provision of internal resources, research grants and awards. We are committed to growth in order to embrace new areas of management research and to reinforce existing strengths.

Our research culture

Our research is structured around four issue-based research Divisions, which span functional disciplines. These groupings contain cross-functional Research Centres, which focus and formalise our major research initiatives. Teaching is organised within functional or disciplinary divisions.

Our four research Divisions are:

Accounting, Finance & Law (AFL)
Marketing, Business & Society (MBS)
Information, Decision & Operations (IDO)
Strategy & Organisation (SO)

Our research programmes are:

A highly ranked business school

We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.

The Bath Advantage

Our combination of world-class research combined with a unique emphasis on real-world learning makes Bath an outstanding place to study. We are an elite institution, but also friendly and caring. We take pride in our heritage as one of the UK’s oldest business schools set in a beautiful historic city and we value the quality of life enjoyed by students and staff in a small, safe but vibrant university.

You will be taught by people who are discovering the new ideas that have not yet reached the textbooks, and then you can test these theories out in organisations around the world.

All our programmes provide far more than a valuable business qualification. They give you a recognised and proven head start in an increasingly competitive job market.

Graduates in Demand

Our graduates have an excellent track record of getting jobs. Recent statistics show that 92% of our graduates are in emplyment six months after graduating.   

Our emphasis on education for the real world ensures that our graduates are consistently targeted by leading companies. Some of the many organisations which employ our graduates in the UK and overseas include:

Abercrombie and Fitch, Accenture, Analysis Mason, BAE Systems, Bank of China, Bloomberg, BMW Germany, BP, Caterpillar, China Merchant’s Bank, Citibank, Colgate Palmolive, Commercial Bank of China, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst and Young, European Investment Bank, Facebook, FlieshmanHillard, Ford Motor Car, Gazprom Marketing & Trading, Google, Grant Thornton, Henkel, Hewlett Packard, HJ Heinz, Honda Automobile, HSBC, HSBC China, IBM, ICBC China, Jinfan Investment Co Ltd, KPMG, L’Oréal, Mars (China), National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Nielsen Company Ltd, Oscar GmbH, Paypal, PineBridge Investments Middle East, PTS, Consulting, PwC, RBS, Renishaw Plc, Research global, RWE, npower, Satellite Applications Catapult, Shanghai Yongxin Financial Information Service, St James Place Wealth Management, Telefónica UK, Tieto, UBS, UNICEF, Unilever, Volkswagen Group China, World Health Organisation, Zurich Insurance.