The MSc in Finance is a stimulating and challenging programme that provides international quality training in Economics, Finance and Econometrics. Through a combination of theoretical principles and empirical tools, the programme emphasises ‘problem solving’ and equips successful graduates with economic, financial, quantitative and communication skills that are highly sought by employers in the public and private sectors.
This degree is part of the Maynooth University Affiliation Program of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute.
The degree is targeted at high quality students with a strong background in Economics, Finance or with strong quantitative skills. In particular, students are eligible for admission if they have obtained the equivalent of at least a 2.1 grade 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 and 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
The course is designed to be stimulating and challenging. Students take core modules in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics in the first semester. In the second semester, students take specialised field modules that may include Financial Risk Analysis, Advanced Derivatives, Financial Economics, International Finance, Corporate Finance, Market Microstructure, Labour Economics or International Trade. The summer term of the second year is spent completing a research thesis.
Online application only http://www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of birth certificate or valid passport.