Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Finance and Investment

This programme provides students with knowledge and skills to work in investment roles. It has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including Portfolio Management, Financial Trading and Global Investment Analysis. These draw on the cutting edge research expertise of our faculty Core study areas include financial reporting and company performance, methods for financial data analysis, principles of finance, financial markets and institutions, business communication for finance, derivatives and risk management, financial statements and business valuation, portfolio management, corporate governance and responsibility, financial trading and global investment analysis.

Entry requirements

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (2:1) or equivalent overseas qualification in business, accounting, maths, physics, engineering, computing, economics or a minor in finance. Good (2.1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Those with a major in finance (such as financial management) are eligible to apply, although due to the content of this course, if suitably qualified, you are advised to consider applying for our MSc in Banking and Finance.
Good grades in quantitative modules are required regardless of degree background. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required. 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.

Course modules

Semester 1, compulsory modules: financial reporting and company performance; methods for financial data analysis; principles of finance; financial markets and institutions. Semester 2, compulsory modules: business communication for finance; derivatives and risk management; financial statements and business valuation; portfolio management. Optional modules: business economics; corporate finance; global financial markets and the financial crisis; international financial management; summer. Compulsory modules; corporate governance and responsibility; financial trading ; global investment analysis.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Sponsorship information

The 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 scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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