What will I learn?

Our MSc Finance is an applied, broad-based master’s degree that is CIMA accredited and designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of financial roles.

The programme is best suited to those who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the whole field of finance before choosing their preferred area of specialisation - our optional modules will allow you to tailor your degree to fit your career aspirations. You will learn both how to evaluate financial issues and to improve the practice of finance.

Our master’s in Finance shares a common taught first semester with the MSc Corporate Finance and MSc Finance and Investment programmes. In semesters two and three you will then choose from a wide range of modular options, including those in corporate finance, investment and international finance.

Within corporate finance, you will gain a deeper understanding of topics such as cost of capital and dividend policy, as well as investment topics such as asset pricing and portfolio selection. You will also have the opportunity to explore international finance by selecting optional modules in international financial management, global financial markets and/or global investment analysis.

You will be taught by internationally renowned academics who are able to bring fresh insights into their teaching, both from their research and from their advisory roles on government policy and in industry. Our research strengths include financial markets, corporate finance, accounting and investments. Teaching on the programme is academically rigorous and you will benefit from the strong emphasis on practical relevance.

Our trading room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon financial trading software, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions, enabling you to practically apply concepts you have learned during throughout the master’s. Currently students have access to the Trading Room in the evenings and at weekends. There is also the option to work independently towards a certificate of competency in Eikon, which is awarded by Thomson-Reuters.

Which department am I in?

Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£24,650.00 (US$ 33,927) per year
These fees are for new full-time students commencing the first year of a master's programme of 180 credits in the specified year only. Part-time students, or those taking a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma, should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

October 2021

Venue

Loughborough University

Loughborough,

Leicestershire,

LE11 3TU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have studied at undergraduate level in the USA would be expected to achieve a GPA between 2.8 and 3.5 depending on programme requirements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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