Taught course

Advanced Financial Analysis

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting. If CFA level I qualified: Economics, Business Studies, Mathematics, or another business-related or quantitative subject such as Engineering and Computing.

Months of entry


Course content

Heading for a career in investment management or financial analysis? Our one-year Advanced Financial Analysis MSc will give you the specialist knowledge and skills you need, and help you to acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II qualification.

Designed to develop desk-ready industry professionals in the areas of investment management and financial analysis, the programme sets out to give you the level of knowledge required for the CFA Level II examination. The modules we offer are therefore both more academically advanced and more practice-oriented than those you will find on a typical UK Masters programme in finance.

To take you swiftly to the next stage in your career, the Advanced Financial Analysis MSc involves expert teaching from Lancaster’s Department of Accounting and Finance. Additionally, you will receive intensive tutoring and support from leading global financial services training provider Fitch Learning for the CFA Level II and, where necessary, Level I examination.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£16,000 per year
International students
£21,500 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 510733