Taught course

Advanced Financial Analysis

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

2:1 (UK Hons) degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting with a significant number of Finance and/or Quantitative modules studied.

Graduates in other areas may also be considered if you have already passed the CFA level I exam.

Months of entry


Course content

This one-year MSc in Advanced Financial Analysis 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 2 qualification.

The programme consists of two elements. The first comprises eight taught modules, spread over the first and second terms. These modules, delivered jointly by Lancaster faculty and Fitch Learning’s professional instructors, are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA Level 2 syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis. Additionally, you will take the Personal Development for Careers in Finance module.

The second element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which runs in the third term and through to September and includes:

an intensive CFA training module preparing for the CFA Level 2 exam in June

a dissertation project focusing on investment management

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
£22,000 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 510733