What Will You Study

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

In addition to teaching from Lancaster’s world renowned Department, the MSc offers intensive, integrated tutoring and support from global financial services training provider Fitch Learning for the CFA Level I examination, plus a CFA focused dissertation.

Compulsory modules:

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Financial Markets
  • Advanced Investment Management
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Advanced Topics in Financial Analysis: CFA Level I training module with assessment via CFA Level I style examination.
  • Dissertation 

Optional modules:

(Choose two)

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
  • Risk Management in Commercial Banking