Advanced Financial Analysis MSc - 2019 Entry

Entry Year
2019

Duration
Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

This one-year MSc in Advanced Financial Analysis is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 qualification. 

The programme consists of two elements. The first comprises eight taught modules, spread over the first and second terms. These modules, delivered jointly by Lancaster faculty and Fitch Learning’s professional instructors, are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA Level 2 syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis. Additionally, you will take the Personal Development for Careers in Finance module.

The second element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which runs in the third term and through to September and includes:

 

  • an intensive CFA training module preparing for the CFA Level 2 exam in June

  • a dissertation project focusing on investment management

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This one-year MSc in Advanced Financial Analysis is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 qualification. 

    The programme consists of two elements. The first comprises eight taught modules, spread over the first and second terms. These modules, delivered jointly by Lancaster faculty and Fitch Learning’s professional instructors, are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA Level 2 syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis. Additionally, you will take the Personal Development for Careers in Finance module.

    The second element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which runs in the third term and through to September and includes:

     

    • an intensive CFA training module preparing for the CFA Level 2 exam in June

    • a dissertation project focusing on investment management

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

      Core

      Optional

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Key Information

    Key Information

    Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting with a significant number of Finance and/or Quantitative modules studied.

    Graduates in other areas may also be considered if you have already passed the CFA level I exam.

    If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/international-qualifications/

    IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0. We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-requirements/requirements-p2/

    If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes. 

    Pre-sessional English language programmes available:

    10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5 http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/international-students/pre-sessional-english-language/faq/

    4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0 http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/summer-schools/english-for-academic-purposes/

    Funding: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/postgraduate-fees-and-funding/postgraduate-scholarships-&-bursaries/

    Further information: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lums/our-departments/accounting-and-finance/masters/msc-advanced-financial-analysis/

  • Fees

    Fees

    Fees

    Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
    UK/EU £16,000 n/a
    Overseas £22,000 n/a

    The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

    If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

    What are tuition fees for?

    Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

    The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

    Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

    How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

    Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

    What support is available towards tuition fees?

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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