Rankings & key facts

The ICMA Centre is consistently ranked amongst the top institutions for finance both nationally and globally.

Master's degrees in Finance

Global reputation

  • No.8 in the UK for Masters in Finance1
  • No.41 in the World for Masters in Finance1

Highly ranked in careers and employment

  • No.3 in the UK for careers progress1
  • No.14 in the world for careers progress1
  • No.23 in the world for salary percentage increase1

Expert teaching

  • 9 out of 10 full-time faculty hold PhDs1

Strong diversity credentials

  • World number 1 for percentage of female full-time faculty1
  • World number 2 for percentage of international students1
  • No. 26 in the world for percentage of female students 1
  • 49% international full-time faculty are women1

Student satisfaction

  • 88% overall student satisfaction for pre-experience finance programmes2


1Financial Times Master in Finance Ranking 2018

2Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2019

Undergraduate degrees in Finance

Excellent quality and careers prospects

  • 16th in UK for Accounting and Finance3
  • Top 10 for quality of research4
  • 17th for graduate career prospects4
  • No.12 in the UK for continuation5

3Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

4Complete University Guide 2020 for Accounting and Finance

5Guardian University Guide 2020 for Accounting and Finance

Postgraduate research (PhDs) in Finance

World-leading research

  • Top 10% in the UK for internationally excellent and world-leading research6

Impacting the real world

  • Top 10% in the UK for reach and significance of the impact of our research on business and policy6

6Research Excellence Framework exercise 2014