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Finance (Distance Learning)

University of Leicester

24 months
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5647 GBP/year
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About

The MSc in Finance (Distance Learning) at the University of Leicester is for you if... you want the flexibility of studying by distance learning whilst developing and enhancing your knowledge and skills in the areas of finance and financial management.

Overview

The MSc in Finance (Distance Learning) at the University of Leicester will develop your understanding of the concepts of finance and the role of financial management in a variety of organisations and sectors, and is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. This provides you with a foundation for a career in the finance industry or a finance-related role more broadly such as in business, government or major international organisations.

You will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including financial analysis and investment, financial statements, strategic financial management, financial modelling and financial risk management and corporate finance. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest when taking your option modules and dissertation.

As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate financial management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable you to enhance your career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.

Careers and employability

Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from around 100 countries.

By taking the MSc in Finance, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of corporate finance, financial modelling, accountability, representations and control, financial statements, financial analysis and investment, which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.

Accreditation

The University is recognised as a CFA Programme Partner Institution of the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute. This course covers over 70% of the CFA® Candidate Body of Knowledge. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
  • Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
  • Financial Statements: Theory, Practice and Critique
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good second class honours degree from a British University, or its equivalent
  • Or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution
  • A relevant graduate level professional qualification alongside substantial relevant work experience
If you do not hold a relevant qualification but have three or more years of substantial work experience in finance then you can be considered for the course based on providing a copy of your CV and a personal statement of 500-1,000 words detailing your suitability and relevant work experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5647 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11295 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5647 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11295 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

Funding

Almost all scholarships, including those offered by the University, offer only partial funding support, usually in the form of a contribution to fees. Most scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, and competition from well-qualified students is fierce. You also need to plan ahead, so that you can meet the deadlines for scholarship applications. Please note that you cannot apply for University scholarships until you have been offered a place.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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