MSc Finance

The course

Delivery type
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January



The MSc in Finance is designed for students looking for a mainstream taught MSc in the subject, with a view to either pursuing a career in the financial sector or progressing to doctoral research in finance. The aim of the programme is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of academic finance and of the financial sector, including theory, empirical research and practical issues.

The programme will enable students to understand core theories and concepts in finance; understand and use a range of analytical techniques, for example, the analysis of a company’s financial statements or the application of models to value financial assets; evaluate methods of empirical research and empirical findings; develop practical knowledge of financial markets and institutions and financial decisions within companies; carry out original research via a dissertation; and develop transferable skills, particularly in analytical techniques, communication and teamwork, relevant to employment in the financial sector or in academic research.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Course content

Students take seven mandatory courses and one optional course from a list of options, as shown below. Satisfactory completion of these courses leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.

Students will study themes such as:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Research in Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Research Methods
  • Islamic Accounting and Reporting
  • International Managerial Accounting
  • Emerging Financial Markets

Research project

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Master’s qualification undertake a research project and dissertation.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

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English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.

Fees and funding

  • AED 78750*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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