12 months
28500 GBP/year
16700 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Finance and Investment programme at Loughborough University is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds with ambitions to work in investment management, investment banking and related sectors.


Studying investments raises some interesting issues, such as: why do companies trade so much? Is the best investment strategy to simply track the stock market index? How should risk be measured? How should assets be priced? 

On this master's programme, you will learn about trading, portfolio management and global investment analysis, and have exposure to key financial trading software throughout.

The programme shares a common taught first semester with MSc Finance and MSc Corporate Finance before specialising in finance and investment in semesters two and three. It will give you the analytical skills to critically evaluate complex investment issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve the practice of risk and investment management. 

You will be provided with tools to evaluate issues facing financial market participants and to improve the practice of investment and risk management. Module content focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance and has a substantial focus on investment, including portfolio management, financial trading and global investment analysis.


Graduates from this Finance and Investment programme at Loughborough University typically work in investment banking and asset management. Many have ambitions to then reach senior manager, assistant vice-president or director level positions within 10 years.

Example initial roles include portfolio analyst, investment banker, financial market trader, equity researcher, financial risk analyst and private client wealth manager.

Our alumni from this programme are highly sought after and work with a range of organisations, including many major global banks, large business and the "Big Four" accountancy firms:

  • HSBC
  • Morgan Stanley
  • JP Morgan
  • Chase
  • UBS
  • Standard Chartered


CIMA accredited

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methods for Financial Data Analysis
  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Reporting and Company Performance
  • Business Communication for Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. 2:1 grades are required in quantitative modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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