Taught course


University of Leicester · School of Management

Entry requirements

•A good second class honours degree from a British University, or its equivalent •Or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution •A relevant graduate level professional qualification alongside substantial relevant work experience When English is not the first language, the successful applicant must have either IELTS 6.5; or TOEFL 575 (Paper) plus TWE 4.0, 90 (IBT); or the University of Leicester English Language Test.

Months of entry

November, October, August, May, February

Course content

The MSc in Finance will provide you with an understanding of a broad range of financial concepts and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts.

You will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including risk management, financial statements, strategic financial management and financial analysis and investment. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation.

As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research, both online and offline; time management, verbal and written communication, presenting and planning.

Aims and objectives
- The MSc in Finance develops your understanding of the concepts of finance and the role of financial management in a variety of organisations and sectors.

- The strategic focus of the course will enhance your ability to analyse any situation and make sound strategic decisions.

- You will be provided with a stimulating and intellectually challenging programme, providing you with a rigorous education in the concepts and techniques of financial management.

- The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable you to enhance your career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.

Fees and funding

Most students finance their postgraduate studies from a combination of sources, including loans, employer sponsorship, scholarships, personal savings and part-time work.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-30 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)116 252 5382