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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 is the oldest masters degree in finance available at the University of Cambridge. Now in its 28th 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 2017/18 have now closed.

Applications for entry in October 2018 will open on 5 September 2017.


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

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