Finance MSc, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
University of Leicester Online
The principal aim of the MSc in Finance is to develop an understanding of a broad range of financial concepts and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts. Specifically you will be provided with a stimulating and intellectually challenging learning experience, along with rigorous education in the concepts of financial management and accounting and general management tools.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The MSc in Finance will develop your understanding of the concepts of finance and the role of financial management in a variety of organisations and sectors.

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

As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop your ability to analyse and evaluate financial management problems and make sound strategic decisions in your professional role. 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.

By choosing to study by distance learning, you will have the flexibility to fit your study around existing commitments and enhance your career prospects without having to leave employment.

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Programme Structure

You will study seven core modules and then choose two elective modules, followed by Research Methods and a 15,000 word dissertation

Course modules

  • Foundations of Knowledge and Professional Skills
  • Foundations of Financial Analysis and Investment
  • Financial Statements: Theory, Practice, Critique
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Two Electives (options)
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There will be a start date in February, May, August and November each year with study commencing on the first day of each month.
  • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 30 months

      2-2.5 years by distance learning

    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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  • Possession of a good UK honours degree or its overseas equivalent
    OR an acceptable professional qualification
  • OR possession of either the University of Leicester’s Diploma in Management or the University of Leicester’s Professional Diploma in Management

Also, if your first language is not English you will need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • GBP 11600 International
  • GBP 11600 EU/EEA
August 2016, November 2016, February 2017 and May 2017:

Home/EU/International: £11,600;
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £10,070

Fees listed are for the whole course.


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