Finance MSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

finance-msc

Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 28,739

Course Accredited By

CFA

  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Our MSc in Finance is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and 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 a major international organisation.
  • Once you are studying here in Leicester you can apply to complete a six-month MSc International Banking and Finance (MIBF) programme in the Department of Economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. After completing a 12-month course at Leicester and a six-month course at Lingnan you will receive two MSc degrees - one from each university. Eligibility criteria and assessment whilst studying your Masters degree with us apply.
  • During your MSc, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis along with the economic principles underlying them. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
  • To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 16 Bloomberg terminals in the ULSB Trading Room at the School of Business. 
  • The MSc in Finance opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Semester 1

  • During the first part of the term you will study the two non-credit bearing modules Foundations of Mathematics for Finance and Professional Skills in Finance before moving on to the remainder of your modules.
  • Financial Analysis and Investment
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Risk Management

Semester 2

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Fixed-Income Securities
  • Principles of Banking

Term 3

  • Investment Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Plus your Dissertation
  • UK and EU Students
  •  This is the total course fee. 
  • Starting in September 2021 or January 2022 
  • MSc: £10,445
  •  If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • The School of Business awards five scholarships each year to students on the MSc in Finance.
  •  These scholarships provide assistance with the fees for the CFA exam registration. Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

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