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Finance, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #131 (QS) ,
The Masters in Finance is an ideal preparation for careers in finance, financial management or higher education. The programme provides specialist study in financial markets, investments, financial instruments and risk management.

About

The Masters in Finance is an ideal preparation for careers in finance, financial management or higher education. The programme provides specialist study in financial markets, investments, financial instruments and risk management.

As there is no generally recognised professional qualification in finance, it is particularly suitable for graduates in quantitative subjects who wish to prepare for careers in the financial services sector, and it provides a suitable advanced education in finance for good graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

Many holders of the MSc are now employed in senior positions in banks and financial institutions in the UK and world-wide. Several others have entered careers in higher education and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Markets
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Investment Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Derivatives Pricing
  • Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Professional Ethics: Standards in Accounting and Finance Practice
  • Risk Management in Commercial Banking

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    93

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Entry requirements:  2:1 (UK Hons) degree 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 that your previous studies have covered the following modules: Maths, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Quants, Calculus, Econometrics, Micro and Macro Economics, Physics, Linear Algebra.
  • IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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