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The MPhil in Finance is a nine-month academic programme combining advanced study and research. It is ideally suited for those intending to continue to a PhD. It may also provide a strong academic background for those opting for a career in finance, but it is not designed to be a vocational programme.

The Cambridge MPhil in Finance is the oldest masters degree in finance available at the University of Cambridge. Now in its 30th year, it 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 and the availability of an appropriate supervisor.

Applications closed

Admissions for entry in 2020/21 have now closed.

Applications for entry in October 2021 will open in September 2020.

Fees & scholarships

Programme cost: £14,832 (Home/EU status) or £34,296 (Overseas status)

Visit the Graduate Admissions website to learn about course costs, your fee status and more.

There are a range of scholarships available to MPhil students at Cambridge Judge Business School.

Visit the MPhil Scholarships webpage

Learn what it's like to study for an MPhil degree in our beautiful and historic city, and why it's a perfect location for a business school and your transformational year of study.

MPhil student life in Cambridge