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Advanced Financial Analysis MSc

Lancaster University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Lancaster University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

The investment management and financial analysis sectors require industry professionals with advanced technical knowledge, plus practical experience with databases and programming languages. This one-year MSc is designed to equip you with these skills, as well as helping you acquire your Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II professional qualification.

You will be part of a select cohort of students with strong finance backgrounds. This means you are able to study more technical and practice-oriented modules than those offered by many other UK Masters programmes in finance. Our Accounting and Finance specialists also combine with expert tutors from leading global financial services training provider Fitch Learning to prepare you to complete CFA Level II.

Our core modules embed training in financial programming languages including VBA, R and Matlab and provide hands-on experience with the Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters EIKON platforms. Meanwhile, our career skills module will help you improve your financial writing, presentation and oral communication skills.

In autumn, you will prepare for the December CFA Level I exam or, if you already have CFA Level I, you will have the option to take the Financial Risk Manager Level 1 exam. In summer you will prepare for the June CFA Level II exam. Your CFA exam results do not contribute to your Masters degree result, but your marks on your CFA training modules do contribute to your final Masters grade.

Since the programme’s launch, graduates have gone on to work for leading City institutions including Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC, China Foreign Exchange Trade System, Vietnam Investments Group and Marcum Bernstein and Pinchuk LLP. Generous scholarships covering CFA exam fees are also available.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,150per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    11th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of award-winning, high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University has a vast array of facilities including shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and a sports centre and swimming pool.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 105 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    134 60%

    34th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    45th

    4

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