A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline and good quantitative skills, at least to A level Mathematics (or the equivalent). GMAT or GRE is required for all students without a UK undergraduate degree (GMAT strongly preferred). GMAT is recommended for students with UK undergraduate degrees, especially those whose quantitative skills are not demonstrated by their undergraduate studies, or are not expected to achieve a first class degree.
Months of entry
The MSc in Finance and Private Equity is ideal for those seeking a generalist finance master’s with an integrated specialisation in private equity. This unique programme, supported by private equity firm Abraaj Group, offers unparalleled access to leading private equity researchers and practitioners who actively participate in the development of the field.
The programme is built upon the highly successful MSc Finance (full-time) programme, with the addition of a dedicated course taught by the School's Abraaj Group Chair in Private Equity. You will focus on topics including the structure of private equity (PE) funds and how PE can be used in start-ups, in scaling-up cash flow businesses, and in restructuring firms facing financial distress.
As well as lectures, discussion and case studies, you will benefit from regular practitioner-led teaching. You will have the opportunity to gain deeper practical insight and links to the City, and will enjoy close interaction with LSE's Financial Markets Group and the Systemic Risk Centre, which attract leading finance researchers from across the world to their numerous research seminars and conferences.
Graduates of this highly-respected programme benefit from excellent career prospects in investment banks, consultancies, and a variety of financial institutions.
Information for international students
Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.
Fees and funding
Please see the postgraduate funding page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
- +44 (0)20 7955 6613