MSc Advanced Financial Analysis atLancaster University Department of Economics


12 months (Full Time)

Course Level

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  • The investment management and financial analysis sectors require industry professionals with advanced technical knowledge, plus practical experience with databases and programming languages
  • This one-year MSc is designed to equip students with these skills, as well as helping them acquire their Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level II professional qualification
  • The core modules embed training in financial programming languages including VBA, R, and Matlab and provide hands-on experience with the Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters EIKON platforms
  • The career skills module will help students' improve their financial writing, presentation, and oral communication skills
  • In autumn, students will prepare for the December CFA Level I exam or, if they already have CFA Level I, they will have the option to take the Financial Risk Manager Level 1 exam and In summer they will prepare for the June CFA Level II exam


  • University Rankings
    • #301-400

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #146

      - QS 2023

    • #122

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #11

      - The Complete University Guide 2023

    • #14

      - The Guardian 2023

    • #182

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 23,50,140
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 5,60,764
TransportationINR 37,194
Books & SuppliesINR 79,700
Miscellaneous ExpensesINR 1,06,267
TotalINR 7,83,925

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 Pound = INR 102.18


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 9ᵗʰ December 2021

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned



  • Applicants must have a 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Finance or Accounting with a significant number of Finance and/or Quantitative modules studied
  • At least 3 years of bachelor's degree is required
  • At least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year (year 2 onwards)
  • Graduates in other areas may also be considered if they have already passed the CFA level I exam


Marks - 65/90

  • With a minimum of 50 in each component of the test


Marks - 7/9

  • With a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test

Conditional Offer


Students may get a conditional offer. A conditional offer means applicant still needs to meet the requirements – usually exam results

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Two References are required
    • Ideally, one should be from someone who can comment on the applicant's suitability for academic study
    • For example, a tutor who has taught the applicant during his/her previous studies
    • Professional reference may be accepted, if the applicant is unable to provide an academic reference 

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Applicants will need to upload an official copy of their degree transcript to show that they meet or expect to meet the entry requirements
    • The transcript needs to include the subjects that they have studied, their marks for these, and confirmation of their degree award
    • If the applicant has not completed his/her studies, please provide an interim transcript. If the applicant is studying outside the UK and his/her university’s grading scale is not detailed on the transcript then he/she will also need to provide this
  • Applicants need to submit the Personal statement
    • Applicants should tell us why you are applying for the course, what you hope to gain from your studies and how it fits in with your future plans. We recommend a maximum of 500 words
  • Proof of English language ability
  • Submit a copy of the passport

Step 3: Start your online application

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for UK.

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