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How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 11000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 19350 per year

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About Finance at School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

This is an applied, broad-based Masters in Finance programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in finance.

The teaching draws on both the internationally recognised research and extensive real world practical experience of Loughborough faculty.

You will gain an understanding of both corporate finance and investments subjects. This covers investment topics such as asset pricing and portfolio selection, as well as corporate finance topics such as cost of capital and dividend policy.

This programme is best suited to candidates who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the whole field of finance before choosing their preferred area of specialisation.

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Course Structure

Semester One

  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Reporting and Company Performance
  • Methods for Financial Data Analysis

Semester Two

Compulsory Modules

  • Business Communication for Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management

Optional Modules

  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Statements and Business Valuation
  • International Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship


Compulsory Modules

  • Corporate Governance and Responsibility

Optional Modules

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Analysis
  • Financial Trading
  • Global Investment Analysis

The School reserves the right to vary the list of optional modules.


Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!

The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!

Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:

  • Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
  • Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Hardship bursaries and other funding options
  • International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships

Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesGBP 11000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19350 per year

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in one of the following:

  • Business, Accounting or a related subject
  • A Quantitative subject (such as Maths, Physics, Engineering, Computing or Economics)
  • A minor or major in Finance

Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required regardless of degree background.

Applications will also be considered from those who do not meet the previous criteria but who can demonstrate numerical proficiency and have either:

i) an appropriate professional qualification in Finance or

ii) more than one year of relevant work experience if they have at least a lower second class honours degree (2:2)


English Language Requirement for International Students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component 10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component

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