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The Financial Engineering specialisation

The MPhil in Finance programme's Financial Engineering specialisation consists of nine courses:

To specialise in the Financial Engineering field, a prior requirement is a high level of skill in mathematics, such as would be acquired in an undergraduate degree in Mathematics or a cognate discipline.

It may be possible for students to offer a dissertation in place of three of the courses. Find out more

Preparatory Maths & Statistics

This pre-term course starts in mid-September, and its aim is to review the required mathematical and statistical methods required for microeconomics and econometrics modules. Attendance is mandatory; those who do not attend will not be admitted to the MPhil in Finance programme.


Assessment will be by written examination, project, or coursework, depending upon the nature of the particular course. Each course carries the same weighting towards the final mark. Both Corporate Finance I and II and Asset Pricing I and II count as two courses, but each is assessed by a single final exam.

Closing dates

Admissions for entry in 2014/15 have now closed.

Applications for entry in October 2015 will open on 1 September 2014.


Funding available to our MPhil in Finance students includes University of Cambridge scholarships, Cambridge Judge Business School bursaries, ESRC funding and external scholarships.

Find out more about scholarships