Upper second class (2:1) honours degree or higher from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in one of the following: 1) Business degree 2) A major in a quantitative subject (such as Maths, Physics, Engineering or Computing) 3) A minor in Finance. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required regardless of degree background. Applications will also be considered from those who do not meet the previous criteria but who can demonstrate numerical proficiency and have either: i) an appropriate professional qualification in Finance or ii) more than one year of relevant work experience if they have at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2).
Months of entry
This is an applied programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in investment roles.
Studying Investments raises some interesting issues, such as why people trade so much, whether the best investment strategy is simply to track the stock market index, how risk should be measured and how assets should be priced.
This degree is aimed at candidates who wish to work within investment management, investment banking and related careers. The programme focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance.
It has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including Portfolio Management, Financial Trading and Global Investment Analysis. These draw on the cutting edge research expertise of our faculty.
For more details visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/fai/
Information for international students
Overall IELTS 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in the individual Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking tests. IELTS are waived for students based in the UK who achieve a 2:1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in the UK for 2+ years and meet the requirements.
Fees and funding
Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!
The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!
Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:
- Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
- Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
- Sports scholarships
- Hardship bursaries and other funding options
- International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships
Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.
For more details visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/fees-funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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