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Course Description

This programme provides advanced study of finance and is particularly suitable for graduates in quantitative subjects who wish to prepare for careers in the financial sector. We welcome graduates from a wide range of disciplines who want to consolidate their understanding of finance. Many MSc graduates are now employed in banks and financial institutions in the UK and worldwide. Others have entered careers in higher education and research.

To improve students’ prospects in the graduate job market, CFA Level I dedicated training will be offered before the June 2016 exam to selected candidates on a competitive basis. From 2016, MSc Finance students will also be able to select Recognised ACCA Professional pathway (subject to the final approval).

Subject areas
- Advanced Corporate Finance
- Advanced Investment Management
- Behavioural Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Derivatives Pricing
- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Markets
- Fixed Income Markets
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- Risk Management in Commercial Banking

Optional Modules:
Two or three from:
+ Financial Econometrics
+ Advanced Corporate Finance
+ Advanced Investment Management

Plus one or two from:
+ Financial Statement Analysis
+ Financial Reporting for Complex Entities
+ Advanced Management Accounting
+ Derivatives Pricing
+ Behavioural Finance
+ Fixed Income Markets
+ Corporate Governance

Plus a dissertation in advanced topics in Accounting or Finance.

The MRes programmes are for students who wish to progress to PhD either at LUMS or another high quality business school. Each programme is based on the respective MSc, plus additional assessed quantitative research methods modules to prepare for further research. The programmes offer the primary route to registering for PhD in the Department, conditional on achieving predetermined performance levels.

Visit the Finance page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A degree, or its equivalent, in Finance, Accounting, Economics or other business related subject. Graduates in non-business areas with strong quantitative elements may also be considered. IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent (minimum element scores apply).

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