Loughborough University

Loughborough University


This programme provides students with knowledge and skills to work in finance roles. Students gain an understanding of both corporate finance and investment 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. Core study areas include financial reporting and company performance, methods for financial data analysis, business communication for finance, corporate finance, portfolio management, and corporate governance and responsibility.

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. 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; corporate finance; portfolio management. Optional modules: business economics; derivatives and risk management; global financial markets and the financial crisis; financial statements and business valuation; international financial management; small business and entrepreneurship; summer. Compulsory module: corporate governance and responsibility. Optional modules: advanced corporate finance; corporate financial analysis; 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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