Financial Services MSc From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The MSc in Financial Services was designed to equip students with the balance of academic knowledge and technical skills required for high value-added positions in the Financial Services industry in Ireland and abroad. In particular, the MSc curriculum has been designed to facilitate subsequent professional accreditation within the international Financial Services industry, thereby underpinning both the long-term value and the international portability of the MSc as a postgraduate qualification.

  • To prepare students for high-level professional positions in the Financial Services industry
  • To provide an opportunity for students to engage in significant and appropriate research
  • To provide a source of highly skilled graduates to help underpin the growth of the Financial Services industry in Ireland


  Course Duration

12 Months

  Tuition Fee



IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


We can help you


Semester 1

  • AC6061 Financial Analysis & Governance
  • C06001 Professional Development 1
  • FI6101  Global Finance & Capital Markets
  • FI6131  Trading Floor Certification
  • FI6141  Derivative Markets
  • SG6002 Corporate Responsibility
  • FI6111  Research Methods in Finance 1

Semester 2    

  • C06002 Professional Development 2
  • FI6091  Wealth & Portfolio Management
  • FI6112  Research Methods in Finance 2

Electives – Choose 2

  • EC6112 Econometrics
  • IN6012  Financial Regulation
  • IN6022  Insuring Risk in Nature & Industry
  • IN6052  Risk Analytics & Big Data
  • TX6022  Principles of International Tax

Electives – Choose 1

  • EC6052  International Economic Issues
  • MN6041 Project Management in Practice 
  • PM6072  Leadership, Influence & Change

Option to Exit with a
Graduate Diploma in Financial Services

Semester 3 (Summer) 


  • FI6103  Dissertation in Finance 1
  • FI6113  Dissertation in Finance 2
  • FI6123  International Business Workshop

The minimum entry requirement will be a primary business degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) with an award of Second Class Honours Grade 2. Applicants with relevant professional qualifications and experience and/or with an appropriate honours degree in a cognate discipline may also be considered for admission. Subject to the discretion of the course team and the University Admissions Office. An interview may also form part of the selection process.

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Areas where graduates can expect to find employment include: Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Fund Management, Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Treasury and Foreign Exchange, Investment Consulting, Risk Management, Compliance, Quantitative Financial Analysis, Sales, Trading and Research. The Dissertation element of the programme allows students to specialise in their particular area of interest.


We can help you