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Finance MSc, by distance learning

University of Leicester

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    01-FEB-22, 01-MAY-22

  • Duration

    2.5 years

Course summary

Course description

The MSc in Finance 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.

By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

Assessment

You will be assessed at the end of each module either by an exam or written assignment which is usually between 3,000 to 4,000 words. Your final piece of work, the dissertation, is 15,000 words.

Distance Learning

Online learning is an important feature of this course, therefore it is essential that you have reliable, regular access to the internet (preferably with a broadband connection) in order to participate.

As a distance learning student, you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.

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.

Studying for a distance learning qualification can help your career prospects - you will gain the deeper knowledge and high-end skills that will set you apart. Studying with us gives a clear signal to employers. It demonstrates that you have the spark, ambition and commitment to take your career to the next level. Your employer will also benefit directly from your newly acquired understanding and capabilities.

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.

Application deadline

02/07/2021,05/10/2021,05/01/2022,01/04/2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 11,295per year

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

University information

University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    39th out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    125 56%

    43rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    28th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    95th

    1

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