Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Advanced Financial Analysis

This programme is designed to give you the specialist knowledge and skills that you will need for a career in investment management or financial analysis and to help you acquire the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 qualification. The programme consists of 2 core elements; the 1st comprises 8 taught modules, spread over the 1st and 2nd terms. These modules are designed to cover the material you will need for the core CFA syllabus relating to investments and financial analysis; the 2nd element of the programme is a specialist CFA dissertation stream which includes intensive CFA training preparing for the CFA Level 2 exam and a dissertation project focusing on investment management. A number of programme activities take place in London.

Entry requirements

A degree, or its equivalent, in Finance or Accounting or, if supplemented with an existing CFA Level 1 qualification, in Economics, Business Studies, Mathematics or another business related or quantitative subject.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced financial markets and investment management; advanced financial reporting and analysis; advanced investment risk management; advanced investment research methods; financial modelling and analysis; fund management; programming and databases for financial applications; regulation and compliance.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

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