The MSc Financial Analysis is a unique one-year full-time Masters degree in finance designed for students who wish to obtain the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I qualification.

In addition to the teaching from Lancaster’s world-renowned Department of Accounting and Finance, the MSc Financial Analysis offers intensive, integrated tutoring and support from global financial services training provider Fitch Learning for the CFA Level I examination.

Key aspects of the MSc Financial Analysis include:

  • Eight modules (120 credits) from our existing CFA Program Partner status Masters degrees, providing comprehensive coverage of accounting and finance topics from the CFA syllabus
  • An intensive CFA training module delivered by Fitch Learning tutors
  • Concurrent online training and support managed by Fitch Learning, including additional learning materials, practice CFA questions, performance monitoring, and real-time feedback
  • An assessed CFA Level I-style examination as part of the dissertation phase of the programme, with tailored feedback from Fitch Learning
  • An investment-practice-focused dissertation project drawing on the CFA Level I syllabus material and relevant academic insights
  • Continued access to Fitch Learning’s online training portal following completion of the programme in September through to the CFA Level I examination in December

Find out more about the structure and content of the MSc Financial Analysis.

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The CFA module

Gain insights into how we prepare students for the CFA Level 1 examinations.

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The value of the CFA qualification

John Worth, MD Financial Control at Barclays plc, and an alumnus of Lancaster University Management School, discusses the value of the CFA qualification.