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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Finance

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    10 months full-time only

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    02 April 2019

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The MSc Finance (full-time) programme is one of the world’s leading generalist finance master's degrees, ideal for those whose career objectives lie broadly within the financial services sector.

The programme offers high level graduates, whose backgrounds may not necessarily be in finance, a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation and subsequent depth in the field. One of the most sought after degrees at LSE, the programme attracts some of the very best students from leading institutions from around the world.

You will gain an in-depth grounding with core courses in corporate finance and financial markets, before tailoring the degree to your goals with a range of optional courses, including a number of specifically designed applied courses. You will have the opportunity to gain deeper practical insight and links to the City, and will benefit from close interaction with LSE's Financial Markets Group and the Systemic Risk Centre, which attract leading finance researchers from across the world to their numerous research seminars and conferences. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with the MSc Finance (part-time) students throughout the year.

The programme enjoys an excellent reputation amongst employers, with alumni working in a range of organisations including leading investment banks, financial institutions, consultancies and boutique firms.

Careers

Professional Development Programme

See the Professional Development Programme section on this page.

City Speaker Series

During September the Department organises a number of City Speaker lecturers where practitioners from range of different areas of finance are invited in to talk to our students about their roles and the skills required to succeed. These sessions offer an informal opportunity for students to learn about specific sectors within finance and to assess their fit for specific careers and roles.

Interaction with part-time students

One of the advantages of running both the MSc Finance (full-time) and MSc Finance (part-time) programmes is that there are opportunities for students to interact with each other. This is particularly useful for full-time students building their network of professional contacts.

Twice a year the Department organises an MSc Finance Networking Evening where students from both programmes and alumni are able to socialise and meet.

Graduate destinations

Graduates of the Department have excellent career prospects relative to their peers. Our MSc programmes prepare students for a range of careers in investment banking, consulting and the wider financial services sector, as can be seen in the Department of Finance Employment Report.

Our graduates take up demanding positions across a diversity of organisations spread around the globe. Some engage in their own start-ups, others join investment banks, brokerage houses, consultancies, financial boutiques and industrial concerns.

In addition to the internationally recognised research environment and academic rigour of its teaching programmes, a great advantage of studying at LSE is the reputation it holds amongst employers for producing high level graduates. Both the LSE Careers Service and the Department of Finance aim to help its students be as successful as possible on the job market once they graduate from the programme.

Work Placement Pathway

One of our unique offerings for students on the MSc Finance/ MSc Finance & Private Equity programme is our Work Placement Pathway. The Work Placement Pathway gives students the opportunity to fully integrate a summer internship into their programme. This extends their programme duration to 12 months, rather than the 10 months for the standard pathway.

How to participate: Students enrol onto the MSc Finance/MSc Finance & Private Equity programme as normal and have until the beginning of Summer Term to secure a summer internship and request transferral onto the Work Placement Pathway. Students on the Work Placement Pathway are required to submit a 2,000 word essay in early September after their placement, in order to be eligible for graduation from the programme in December.

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Visit the Finance (full-time) MSc page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

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