What Will You Study
This programme provides advanced study of finance and is particularly suitable for graduates in finance and accounting related 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.
To improve your prospects in the graduate job market, CFA Level I dedicated training will be offered before the June 2017 exam to selected candidates on a competitive basis. MSc Finance students nearing completion of the ACCA Fundamentals stage will also be able to select a designated ACCA pathway.
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
- Risk Management in Commercial Banking
- Behavioural Finance
- Financial Data Platforms
- Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
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.
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business-related subject. Graduates in non-business areas with strong quantitative elements may also be considered. It is recommended for your previous studies have covered the following modules: Maths, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Quants, Calculus, Econometrics, Micro and Macro Economics, Physics, Linear Algebra.
We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications
English Language: 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: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.
10 Week – Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
Further information is available at Pre-sessional English Language Programme (10 weeks)
4 Week – Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: For more information please see our Website
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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.