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.
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.
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 Statement Analysis
Financial Risk Management
Principles of Banking
Plus your Dissertation
UK and EU Students
This is the total course fee.
Starting in September 2021 or January 2022
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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