Taught course

Advanced Financial Analysis

Lancaster University · Accounting and Finance

Entry requirements

A degree in Finance or Accounting. Applicants from other disciplines such as Economics, Business Studies, and Mathematics or another business related or quantitative subject supplemented with an existing CFA level 1 qualification will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II qualification.

The programme consists of two core elements. The first comprises eight core taught modules, spread over the first and second terms. These modules are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis. Additionally, you will take the module, Personal Development for Careers in Finance, which is designed to ensure that your financial expertise is complemented by the soft skills regarded as equally key by employers. The second element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which includes intensive CFA training preparing you for the CFA Level II exam in June and a dissertation project focusing on investment management. If you are not CFA Level I qualified when you enter the programme, intensive training in the first term will prepare you for the CFA Level I exam in December. A number of programme activities take place in London.


· Advanced Financial Markets and Investment Management

· Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis

· Advanced Investment Risk Management

· Advanced Investment Research Methods

· Financial Modelling and Analysis

· Fund Management

· Programming and Databases for Financial Applications

· Regulation and Compliance

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 or equivalent.

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

Postgraduate Coordinator
+44 (0)1524 510733