Financial Management


  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Full time 1 year


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Our one-year MSc Financial Management programme will equip you with the core skills to pursue a highly successful career at top employers in the financial management industry as well as in a variety of finance-oriented roles in other sectors.

Our programme will enable you to study a wide range of innovative topics that will give you a competitive edge in the job market, including the knowledge of corporate finance, financial markets, financial reporting, AI and cyber security, sustainability, and climate finance.

During the programme, you will receive job market training and have the opportunity to use your newly acquired skills in a market simulation and final dissertation.

Course outline

In the first term, from October to December, you will take four core modules (Quantitative Methods for Financial Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Financial Reporting, Foundations of Corporate Finance).

During the second term, from January to March, you will take four modules (AI and Cyber Security for Business, Sustainability Accounting and Climate Finance, Corporate Financial Strategy, Management Accounting and Control) with the option of replacing up to two of them with electives.

Between May and July, you will engage in a market simulation and work on your Master's dissertation with guidance from your academic supervisor. You will continue to work on your dissertation throughout the remainder of the summer, submitting your dissertation in September, at the end of the Master's programme.

Throughout this programme, you will be enrolled in a careers development module and have access to the Management School’s dedicated career support. Advisers will help shape a one-to-one plan to play to your strengths and help your advancement.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

2:2 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related subject. We are looking for marks consistently at 2:2 level throughout your undergraduate studies.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

English language requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email

Course structure

Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

Fees and funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
Home £15,650 n/a
International £31,500 n/a

General fees and funding information

Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

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If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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