Applicants require a good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university.
Months of entry
November, September, August, May, February
Our MSc in Finance is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career in the finance industry or a finance-related role more broadly such as in business, government or a major international organisation.
Once you are studying here in Leicester you can apply to complete a six-month MSc International Banking and Finance (MIBF) programme in the Department of Economics at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. After completing a 12-month course at Leicester and a six-month course at Lingnan you will receive two MSc degrees - one from each university. Eligibility criteria and assessment whilst studying your Masters degree with us apply.
During your MSc, you will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis along with the economic principles underlying them. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library.
The MSc in Finance opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation.
This course is also offered as a distance learning course, for more details see here.
Information for international students
This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Full time start date: September Distance learning start dates: February, May, August, November
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team
- +44 (0)116 252 5382