What Will You Study
This programme provides advanced study of finance and is particularly suitable for graduates in quantitative subjects who wish to prepare for careers in the financial sector. We welcome graduates from a wide range of disciplines who want to consolidate their understanding of finance. Many MSc graduates are now employed in banks and financial institutions in the UK and worldwide. Others have entered careers in higher education and research.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Introduction to Quantitative Methods
- Introduction to Finance
- Introduction to Accounting
- Introduction to Financial Markets
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- Foundations of Finance
- Principles of Financial Reporting
- Financial Markets
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Advanced Investment Management
- Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
- Derivatives Pricing
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Corporate Governance
- Fixed Income Markets
- Financial Econometrics
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
- Risk Management in Commercial Banking
- Behavioural Finance
- Using Financial Data Platforms
Information contained on the website with respect of modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, or staff changes, or new research.
Programme Director: Professor Grzegorz Pawlina.
Duration: 12 months full-time.
Entry requirements: An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business related subject. Graduates in non-business areas with strong quantitative elements may also be considered.
IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).
Assessment: Coursework, examination and dissertation.
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
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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.