Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree with a minimum of 55% or equivalent international qualification in a subject with a quantitative element such as business, accounting, economics, mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, geography, computer science or data analytics.

No prior finance study is required.

Applicants with relevant professional experience or professional qualifications would be welcomed.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain a solid grounding in the knowledge and skills you’ll need to enter the fast-paced finance sector on this broad-based CFA-affiliated master’s.

Businesses rely on skilled, confident finance professionals who can apply their expertise to help solve the businesses challenges of today and the future. On this academically rigorous programme, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of finance before choosing from optional modules to tailor the degree to fit your career aspirations.

Develop a sought-after mix of financial expertise and robust professional skills

Throughout the degree, you’ll learn how to evaluate financial issues and improve the practice of finance within business. There’s a strong emphasis on practical skills too, with a year-long skills-based module helping you develop the professional tools needed to communicate, present and work confidently from day one of your career.

In semester one, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the field exploring areas such as corporate finance, quantitative methods and global markets.

You’ll then have the opportunity to specialise with a choice of modules including portfolio management, derivatives and international finance, and related areas such as fintech or behavioural finance. You could focus on developing your corporate financial analysis skills, or prepare for ethically focused roles by taking corporate governance and sustainable finance modules.

Learn from specialists and experts across the field of finance

Our staff of internationally renowned academics and industry experts bring fresh insights to your studies, particularly in the areas of financial markets, asset pricing, corporate finance, corporate governance and sustainability.

During the programme, you’ll use LSEG Workspace in various modules, applying the concepts you’ve learned to get to grips with the system and develop your confidence in using it efficiently. You’ll use this for individual and group assessments and you’ll have 24/7 remote access.

You can also work towards the certificate of competency in LSEG Workspace, awarded by the London Stock Exchange Group, as well as other external qualifications.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222496