Trinity Business School

Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English


The Finance programme, offered by Trinity College Dublin will provoke discussion and provide opportunities to develop presentation skills, deal with real-life case studies and work in group assignments.

Students will take active part in finance simulations in trading, portfolio management and investments. All designed to simulate the world of global business in which you will work. 

Students will learn to use the Bloomberg Professional Service – the financial market system used by more than 320,000 decision-makers in business and finance globally – to gain an edge in a competitive job market. This hands-on experience will teach students to generate league tables and gain insight into company performance and cyclical trends. Students can also choose to work towards a professional certificate in Bloomberg. 

Dublin is Ireland's Financial Services Centre, home to many of the world’s leading banks and financial services organisations. Trinity Business School is located only minutes away and students have access to industry speakers and networking events.

The MSc in Finance programme supports applications from CFA candidates and members. The Director of the Programme will evaluate these qualifications as one of the admissions criteria strengthening the application. Following the completion of the MSc in Finance programme students are encouraged to apply for CFA examinations in December of the graduation year and afterwards. There are also several CFA scholarships awarded to successful MSc in Finance students in May/June each year.

Career Opportunities

Our MSc Finance students are in high demand after graduation. Many students build professional connections during their studies and go on to work in global companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, JP Morgan and Google. Many of our graduates also find their niche in smaller organisations and start-ups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • International Financial Statement Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Econometrics
  • Credit and Fixed Income Instruments
  • Advanced Statement Analysis
  • Portfolio and Wealth Management

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A first or upper second-class honours degree, or equivalent. If you have yet to complete your degree, submit your most recent transcripts. If your transcript is not in English, please also supply a certified translation
  • Two academic referees
  • Work experience (optional)
  • An English competency exam (see below for accepted qualifications)
  • A GMAT score may be requested in certain cases

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    16800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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