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Finance

Lancaster University

12 months
Duration
25360 GBP/year
13650 GBP/year
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About

Finance degree offered at Lancaster University offers expertise in investments, financial instruments and risk management. This one-year MSc is tailored to these industry requirements, and is designed to give you the crucial skills you will need to launch a successful career in finance  

Overview

Key facts

Finance degree offered at Lancaster University welcomes graduates come from a wide range of disciplines, including quantitative subjects. If you meet minimum performance criteria during your first term, you will have the chance to sit the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) Level 1 professional exam during this course. On successful completion of your course, you will also automatically secure Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exemptions from most of the Fundamental level papers depending on your module choices during the second term. Once you have passed all Fundamental level papers, you could then progress on the ACCA pathway which provide a recognised level of tuition for ACCA’s Professional-level papers: P2 (Strategic Business Reporting) and P4 (Advanced Financial Management).

We will teach you about the principles of financial markets and foundation finance, using real-world data and examples. You will have the chance to explore the fascinating areas of corporate finance, advanced investment management and financial econometrics. Some modules also provide training in Python programming to help address the industry’s skills gap and give you a competitive edge in the jobs market.

Your dissertation is a chance to really shape your future career path. Dissertations are managed in streams and you will be invited to presentation sessions by the stream leader. You will then choose from either empirical asset pricing, accounting, CFA level 1, or corporate finance.

Throughout your course you will have access to the Management School’s dedicated career support. Advisers will help shape a one-to-one plan to play to your strengths and help your advancement. Many of our graduates have moved on to work in international accountancy firms such EY, KPMG, Bloomberg and city firms in London and beyond. A PhD is another route forward, enabling you to deepen your knowledge.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Markets
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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
  • If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25360 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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