Finance (M.Sc.)

1 year full-time


This highly ranked programme is designed for students who want to develop the analytical and technical skills required to succeed in modern finance. Delivered by expert faculty and leading finance practitioners, you will receive the highest analytical and practical training possible through Bloomberg training, finance simulations and real-life case studies. Graduates gain the skills required for a career in financial services, investment banking, fund management and insurance firms. Trinity Business School is partnered with the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association and affiliated to the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute – both of whom have recognised the academic rigour and industry-relevant skills taught in this programme. The MSc in Finance is ranked 5th across Ireland and UK in the prestigious Financial Times ranking 2020.


Course Structure

This MSc. course is 90 credits delivered over one academic year. The taught component comprises modules totalling 60 credits. Students also complete a substantial research project, which accounts for a further 30 credits, to be eligible for consideration for the award of the degree.


Core Modules*


  • Advanced international financial statement analysis
  • Investment Theory
  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Econometrics & Data Science
  • Credit & Fixed Income Instruments
  • Portfolio & Wealth Management
  • International Residency Week



Elective Modules*

International Finance, Alternative Investments, Treasury Management , Venture Capital, Applied Investment Management & Trading, Finance, Energy Finance & Trading, Private Equity, English for Academic Purposes, Financial Markets & Institutions, Panel & Cross Sectional Data Analysis, Enterprise Risk Management, Trading Psychology & Behavioural Analysis, Business Ethics

* Modules subject to change

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DissertationYour research project is the culmination of your degree, allowing you to demonstrate and apply the techniques and knowledge acquired from the taught modules to a problem of real world academic or managerial concern.


Trinity Business School - More than a degree

In 2019, we opened our new state-of-the-art home, a near zero energy, six storey building that includes an innovation and entrepreneurial hub, a 600 seat auditorium, smart classrooms and the latest digital technology; and it remains in the heart of Trinity’s campus. We bring in class learning to life with our strong emphasis on experiential learning through the use of case studies, teamwork and professional development modules. The competencies developed here are what employers continually endorse as a much-valued feature of our graduates.

Our dedicated career development team will help you identify your ideal career path and provide tailored advice on how best to achieve your goals. They offer a range of services including:

  • Advertise graduate vacancies and host job fairs for business students
  • Career classes on topics such as CVs, interviews & work permits
  • Career guidance tools to help you identify your career interests
  • Individual career meetings to discuss your personal career needs


IMPORTANT - We advise students to apply for this programme as early as possible as admission to the course will be very competitive. The programme is subject to early closure as a result.

Study Finance (M.Sc.) at Trinity

Introduction to the programme MSc in Finance by Dr. Samuel A Vigne of the Business School at Trinity College Dublin

Course Details

Next Intake

September 2022

Course Director

Dr. Samuel Vigne

Closing Date

31st July 2022

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Course Fees

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To apply, click on the relevant Apply Link below

Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 3204


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As Ireland’s leading university, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes at masters, diploma and certificate level.

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Christopher Ewert, MSc in Finance Graduate
"Trinity business school was the best decision I could have taken, not only from an academic standpoint but most importantly for my personal development. The Masters in Finance helped me to build international relationships, expand my network and make new friends. I must say the Masters degree from TCD was a career enhancement for me as I got a job in Leveraged Finance in less than a month after I submitted my dissertation. I can also highly recommend exploring the college life in Trinity as it offers a great variety of societies and activities amidst its unique campus. Amongst many excellent modules, I must highlight the Private Equity class which I enjoyed the most. The practical and business case-oriented lectures, tutorials and group projects provide all tools necessary to get a job in Finance."

John Harrington, MSc in Finance Graduate
“Many people take a narrow view on the word ‘investment’, but for me the MSc Finance has been my best investment to date. Engaging and prominent lecturers do not only match the reputation of the programme, but the knowledge being passed on is consistently allowing students to meet their career ambitions. Not only have many colleagues complimented the range and depth of the programme’s curriculum, the potential to become involved in extra-curricular activities is superb. For example, the CFA Research Challenge and the Trinity Student-Managed Fund both provide students with invaluable access to industry mentors, and the sort of experience that employers are increasingly looking for. The mix of students from many different disciplines is testament to this. This way of thinking ensures each student’s contribution is uniquely different, which leads to exciting classroom discussion and coursework. While hard work is certainly required, you are given the tools and resources to succeed."