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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Finance is no longer accepting new applications.

The MPhil in Finance is an intensive, research-focused, and advanced degree. The programme is distinctive because the electives are drawn from three Cambridge faculties – the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Mathematics, and Cambridge Judge Business School. The programme is particularly suitable for those intending to continue to a PhD at Cambridge or elsewhere. The programme also provides a strong academic background for those opting for a career in finance, but it is not designed to be a vocational programme. In the past few years, our graduates have been admitted into PhD programmes in finance and accounting at MIT, LBS, and Cambridge. Students have two options: nine taught modules, or six taught modules and a dissertation of 12,000 words.

Combining advanced study and research, this programme is designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge of finance or financial engineering. The programme provides research-led teaching and is particularly suitable for those intending to continue to a PhD. The degree also provides a strong academic background for those aiming for a career in finance.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should have:

  • acquired or consolidated statistical, mathematical and other skills appropriate for research in their chosen area;
  • demonstrated independent judgement, based on their own research; and
  • presented their own ideas in a public forum, and learned to contribute constructively within an international environment.

Continuing

Students may apply to continue to the PhD, but success is subject to satisfactory performance at the admissions interview in the Lent Term 2022, and achieving a minimum average grade of at least 70 per cent on the MPhil in Finance programme. Students are required to also achieve at least 70 per cent in their dissertation (if any). 


Open Days

The Postgraduate Open Day usually takes place at the beginning of November. The event is suitable for those considering applying for postgraduate study at the University. It provides opportunities to meet with academics, explore the Colleges, and find out more about the application process and funding opportunities. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Judge Business School

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Feb. 25, 2021
Course Starts
Sept. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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