The MLitt Programme extends over a minimum of two years and is aimed at high-performance students who wish to combine taught modules and independent research.
The degree is targeted at high performing students with a strong background in Economics, Finance or a quantitative discipline. Students are eligible for admission if they have obtained at least a 2.1 grade (or the equivalent) in:
- an honours degree in Finance or Economics, or a degree in which Finance or Economics formed a substantial component.
- an honours degree in which there was a substantial quantitative component, such as Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematical Physics or Statistics
- a postgraduate conversion course such as a Higher Diploma in Finance or similar.
Applicants with a high 2.2 in an undergraduate Economics or Finance degree but with 2.1 standard in key modules may also be eligible; they will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Director.
Minimum English language requirements: IELTS: 6.5 overall score or equivalent. Please visit Maynooth University International Office website for further information about English language and other requirements for international students. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and non-EU international applicants.
Students without the above qualifications may wish to apply for the two-year MSc Finance (MHH74)
National University of Ireland Maynooth’s TOEFL code is 8850
In the first year (commencing September) all students must register full-time and follow the programme of the MSc in Finance or the MSc in Economic and Financial Risk Analysis. Once the MSc Programme is successfully completed at honours level, the student develops a course of study which combines taught courses, reading courses and research under the guidance of his/her supervisory committee. At the end of the second year, a full-time student must present his/her thesis. A part-time student has two years to present his/her thesis after the completion of the (full-time) first year. Should the quality of the thesis meet the PhD standard, with a grade of at least 60% in the programme, the student will be invited to continue in the PhD programme.
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