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Top Unis for MSc Finance and SOP HELP!!!

I am currently applying for MSc Investment and Finance at Queen Mary and other top uni for Finance. Do you guys have any tips or advice to write SOP explaining our motivation to choose this course particularly? and which unis do you guys think are the best to study MSc Finance?
Original post by vuphieu2001
I am currently applying for MSc Investment and Finance at Queen Mary and other top uni for Finance. Do you guys have any tips or advice to write SOP explaining our motivation to choose this course particularly? and which unis do you guys think are the best to study MSc Finance?


Hi there 😊

You might be interested in the finance courses at Cranfield, there are two currently on offer; Finance MSc and Accounting and Finance MSc.
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/courses/finance-courses

The Finance MSc is ranked as a UK top 10 and world top 50 Finance Master’s in International Business Rankings. But of course there’s much more than rankings, with amazing links with industry, support for career development, and a strong alumni network. At Cranfield you are provided with many opportunities outside of your course as well, such as taking part in the CFA Institute UK Research Challenge- which Cranfield Finance MSc have previously won! Check it out here:
https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/som/masters-courses/finance/cfa-institute-uk-research-challenge

As for writing a statement of purpose, it’s a very personal thing and therefore is hard to give advice about.
Personally, I always like to back up or ‘link’ my claims with personal experience. For example, instead of just saying that I have strong interpersonal skills, I might say that ‘I developed strong interpersonal skills during my role in customer service with Company X, and group projects during my degree, allowing both peer and customer-based communication skills to be improved.’
I also found these tips helpful:
https://www.gograd.org/resources/grad-school-statement-of-purpose/
If possible, try to get feedback from friends or family members too. While sometimes I disagreed on some points (nobody is going to have all the same opinions as you!) I also got really helpful suggestions of things to include, spotting typos, or even just rephrasing things to make the piece easier to read.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your applications!
Ciara
3rd year Agrifood PhD student
Cranfield Student Ambassador

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