M.Sc. Finance

Trinity College Dublin

Application deadline: 30 June 2015
Tuition fee:
  • € 13,250 / Year (EEA)
  • € 16,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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If you are looking for a rigorous and comprehensive introduction to the tools and skills that you need to thrive in modern financial services, then this course is for you. You will graduate with a skill set that spans several technical and analytical areas and will help you maximise your career potential. We have developed this course, and we refine it every year, in collaboration with real individuals and firms operating in the quickly changing finance environment. They know what the industry needs, and we know how to provide it. Trinitys MSc Finance is accredited by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute; the Professional Risk Managers International Organisation (PRMIA); and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association who have recognised the academic rigour and industry-relevant skills taught to students. It is the only course worldwide with this unique triple accreditation.

The programme is assessed based on a combination of assigned coursework, written examination, a group project and a capstone assignment. The course will be composed of a set of 12 taught modules (6 of which are compulsory and 6 of which are chosen from an extensive range of electives) and a project. The research project is the culmination of your degree, allowing you to demonstrate and apply the techniques and knowledge acquired from the taught modules to a problem of real world academic or managerial concern.

There is an option to "concentrate" further in one of the following areas: Financial Analysis, Risk Management and Energy and Environment.

Students will choose modules from a list while other modules will be compulsory. An indicative list of modules can be obtained from the course website:


Core Modules

* Corporate Finance
* Credit and Fixed Income Analysis
* Derivatives
* Financial Statement Analysis
* Investment Theory
* Wealth Management

Elective Modules

All students choose six other modules from this list:

Advanced Statement Analysis
Alternative Investments
Applied Investment Management & Trading
Asset Liability Management
Auditing I**
Behavioural Finance
Data Analysis
Enterprise Risk Management
Equity and Bond Strategies
Financial Econometrics
Financial Regulation
International Finance
Management Accounting and Control
Mathematics of Contingent Claims
Risk Quantification and Measurement
Securitization and Structured Finance
Treasury Management
Policy Issues in the Intl Economic System
Venture Capital

** Auditing I is only available to students who have completed Financial Statement Analysis

Students pursuing the General strand choose any six from this list. If you opt for one of the other three strands (Financial Analysis, Risk Management, or Accounting and Finance), then three of the modules above will be compulsory, which means you will have a free choice for a further three electives.

Modules on offer may change for operational or academic reasons.


**Trinity BMP Scholars FundThe Trinity Business Masters Programme (BMP) Scholars Fund has been made possible by the School of Business and generous donations of friends of Trinity's School of Business. A number of Scholarships will be awarded each year on the Business & Management, Finance and International Management MSc programmes.

The Trinity BMP Scholars Fund is highly selective; only full-time candidates with a strong academic track record and a strong motivation to undertake the Trinity BMP are eligible. The selection of students for scholarships is the responsibility of the Fund's selection committee.

Applications will only be considered once candidates have been accepted onto the programme. First round decisions on the award of Scholarships will be made in July preceding the year of entry.

Recipients of awards may be asked to contribute to School related activities during the term of the Scholarship.

**Closing date for applications is 1st June 2013

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**Trinity Business Global Access AwardsThe Trinity Business Global Access Awards are supported by the School of Business as part of their ongoing commitment to diversity in the student body and access by students from outside the EU who would otherwise be unable to undertake a Trinity MSc. Up to 4 Global Access Awards in the amount of 3,000 will be made each year.

Applications will only be considered once candidates have been accepted onto the programme. First round decisions on the award of Global Access Awards will be made in July preceding year of entry.

**Closing date for applications is 1st June 2013

North South Scholarships Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between the nine universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Masters course (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. This scholarship is worth 20,000 and must be taken up in September or October.

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