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MPhil in Finance

The MPhil in Finance is an integral part of the route to a PhD in Finance. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge required to do research in corporate finance.

The Cambridge MPhil in Finance, now in its 25th year, offers the rare opportunity to be associated with up to three world-class faculties at a university that has more Nobel Prize winners than any other institution worldwide. It is jointly taught by staff of:

  • Cambridge Judge Business School - one of the top business schools in Europe
  • the Faculty of Economics - the cradle of modern economics; with many Nobel Prize winners
  • the Faculty of Mathematics - whose ancestry goes back to Isaac Newton, and whose faculty have won numerous Fields Medals and Nobel Prizes

The MPhil in Finance is a pre-experience course designed for those with no more than one year of work experience after their first degree. For finance professionals, with a minimum of two years' work experience who wish to develop their career in finance, we offer the post-experience Master of Finance degree.

Continuation to the PhD is regulated through a PhD admissions process during the MPhil year, which includes an interview, and is subject to the student's performance on the MPhil programme.

Closing dates

Deadline for applications: 1 Mar 2015
However we recommend you apply before December.

Cambridge Trusts funding deadlines are 15 October for US applicants, 3 December for applicants from all other countries.


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

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