|Application deadline:||None - rolling admissions|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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The programme is aimed at people with good undergraduate degrees and good quantitative skills. Submission of GRE or GMAT test results is an advantage but not a requirement. The mathematics used in the programme includes basic calculus and statistics. Some knowledge of economics is required, but this could have been acquired professionally. A good mastery of English is required as demonstrated by a TOEFL score of at least 603 (250 in the computer based test) or an IELTS score of at least 6.5. Two to five years of relevant work experience will be considered an advantage.
The programme will be taught in the evenings, with students being required to attend two evenings per week during two 10-week terms (Michaelmas and Lent) per year. The 10-week Summer term is devoted to review classes, study and examinations. Prior to their first year, some students will be required, and all students will be encouraged, to attend a two-week pre-sessional September course to bring them up to speed on quantitative methods.
This programme is based in the Department of Finance and offers the following benefits:
* LSE's first and only part-time evening programme, designed specifically to meet the needs of professionals working in or around London who are thinking about moving into or acquiring further in depth expertise in the area of finance.
* Study in one of the most highly rated departments in the subject area in the world, both for its research and its institutional links. Each year LSE's Financial Markets Group attracts some of the leading international finance researchers who present at one of its many academic research seminars or conferences, which students are welcome to attend.
* The programme's balance in emphasis on both theory as well as case study based teaching enables the students to draw upon the expertise of the Department's internationally renowned academics who are leaders in their fields, thus providing both a professionally driven and academically rigorous programme.
Year 1: Compulsory courses
* Corporate Finance
* Asset Markets
Year 2: Options
(* half unit)
Choose four half unit options from the following list of courses, three of which must be from the list of dedicated evening-taught courses ():
* Applied Financial Valuation*
* Financial Engineering*
* Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets*
* Risk Management and Financial Institutions*
* Topics in Portfolio Management*
* Cases in Corporate Finance*
* Corporate Finance Theory*
* International Finance*
* Forecasting Financial Time Series*
* Global Financial System*
You will be required to write a 6,000 word dissertation (replacing the exam) in one of your half unit courses.
In exceptional cases it may be possible to take an unlisted optional course with the approval of the programme director.
Exclusive to MSc Finance students
Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree in any discipline and good quantitative skills.
Two to five years of relevant work experience will be considered an advantage
GRE/GMAT requirement: Submission of GRE or GMAT test results is an advantage but not a requirement
English language requirements
* TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 627 in the paper test or 107 in the internet based test
* IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with a minimum score of 7.0
|CAE score:||80 (Grade A)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||627|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||107|
Fee reductions and rewards
LSE undergraduates starting taught postgraduate study at the School are eligible for a fee reduction in the region of ten per cent of the fee. These reductions are available for UK, EU and non-EU students. The School offers a range of rewards for early payment of fees for all self-financed students.
Scholarships for study at LSE
LSE makes available over £12 million annually in financial support for its students via a range of scholarships, bursaries and award schemes, details of which can be found on these pages. LSE's world class programmes attract a consistently high calibre of applicants, many of whom seek financial support from the School, so there is always much competition for our awards. Securing the necessary funds to attend LSE can be a difficult and time consuming process so you should start to think about it as early as possible. Please be aware that the School will be unable to offer you any financial assistance if you knowingly register under funded. The relevant link on the left will take you to the awards available for your chosen level of study.
The School would like to thank the many donors who have contributed to the New Futures Fund, which provides funds for a number of discretionary scholarships.
Diploma, LLM, MA, MSc and MSc (Research) programmes
There are a range of awards available for study at this level. Approximately 19% of taught masters offer holders are successful in obtaining some form of financial support from the School. The value of support ranges in value from 10% of the tuition fee to a full fees and maintenance award.
Graduate Support Scheme
LSE's major financial support scheme for study at taught masters level is the Graduate Support Scheme (GSS). This scheme is open to all applicants, with the exception of those undertaking specific modular or executive programmes such as the MSc in Finance (Part time) or the MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management. Around £2 million is available annually in the form of awards from the Graduate Support Scheme. The Scheme is designed to help students who do not have sufficient funds to meet all their costs of study. GSS awards range in value from £3,000 to a maximum of £10,000, and have an average value of £6,000. Application to the Graduate Support Scheme is via the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form. This form will be made available to you once you have submitted an application for admission to the School. The form will then be available until 27 April 2011.
If you complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form, and are made an offer of admission by 27 April 2011, you will also be automatically considered for any other awards being offered by LSE, for which you are eligible, with the exception of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding where there are separate, department led processes in place. AHRC and ESRC funding is relevant to Home UK and Home EU applicants only, and there are also subject restrictions in place. We offer a range of awards based on different criteria such as a specific programme of study, nationality, or country of permanent domicile. In addition, a number of external organisations offer funding to support postgraduate study. We recommend that applicants follow up as many avenues as possible to find funding. Please be aware that if you accept funding from an external source, it is your responsibility to check the terms of the award. Some awards are accompanied by specific terms and conditions which you should be sure you able to meet before accepting the award. Information about other Awards offered by LSE or external organisations. Please take some time to look at all the other awards available to support your study at LSE. The details of these awards are updated each October, but new LSE awards may become available during the course of the admissions cycle. We will only write to successful applicants for these awards. Selection for these awards will take place between May and July 2011 and all successful applicants will be notified by 31 July 2011.
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