Accounting and Finance lecture

Masters study in Accounting and Finance

Flexible masters courses to fast-track your career.

About our Masters

Our Masters courses draw upon our excellence in cutting-edge research, and provide able graduates with theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed in the increasingly complex world of finance. Our courses also receive accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for up to seven exemptions at the Fundamentals stage, and we are part of the CFA Affliated University Program and offer extensive support to students interested in acquiring this prestigious qualification.

The Benefits

The benefits below are just a few of the reasons why our Accounting and Finance Masters courses stand out from the rest.

Our Masters are closely tied to industry needs, giving you skills that will be of practical use back in the workplace.

Ranked 56th in the world in the QS World University rankings for Top Masters in Finance 2019.

Our teaching is informed by the latest research, and your summer project includes the chance to work directly with a faculty member.

Enhance your CV with international experience by studying abroad with our post-Masters schemes.

State-of-the-art facilities, resources and tools to enhance your learning.

Explore networks for your future career, to make friends and professional contacts.

Masters Courses

We offer a range of Masters courses to provide you with the advanced skills and specialist knowledge needed to succeed in the complex world of finance.

Financial Databases

Developing your practical knowledge in preparation for your future career is an essential element of your degree, so the Department of Accounting and Finance provides you with access to a number of leading financial databases. This valuable resource enables you to acquire crucial skills that are highly desirable to employers, making you stand out in the competitive job market.

AuditAnalytics CRSP IBES Institutional (13f) Holdings Boardex
Bank Regulatory CSMAR Institutional Shareholder Services DealScan Filings Expert
Blockholders Eventus Option Metrics TRACE SNL Financial
Compustat Fama French & Liquidity Factors TAQ Datastream/Worldscope Bloomberg Professional
Execucomp GSIOnline Mutual Fund Holdings (s12) Thomson Reuters Financial HFR Database

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Connected to Business

Our strong relationships with the wider business community across the globe provide a network of expertise and range of opportunities to gain first-hand experience of the business world via guest speakers, workshops, lectures, projects and work placements. We also have links with world-class partner universities where you can gain international experience, and all our Masters programmes offer the chance to spend a semester abroad at the end of your studies.

Disney Placement

Learning Environment

Throughout your studies, formal lectures are interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will have opportunities to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, and there is a strong emphasis on active participation with many sessions including significant interaction, debates and exchanging of ideas between the tutor and class. 

To broaden your skills and optimise your performance, we offer lots of academic study skills support courses. We also run workshops and individual tutorials for international students, and we have a range of resources accessible in the library and online to support your studies. 

It's not all work as a Masters student, as our social events also play a very important part of your experience at Lancaster. Throughout the year, you'll be able to join in a series of events and end-of-term parties organised by a Social Committee appointed by the class at the start.