University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Finance

This programme will provide students with an understanding of a broad range of financial concepts and their application to a range of management and organisational contexts. Students will gain a greater understanding of how finance is central to organisational decision-making by looking at key areas including risk management, financial statements, strategic financial management and financial analysis and investment. Students will be able to pursue their own areas of interest in 2 core modules and through their dissertation. As well as gaining a deeper theoretical and conceptual knowledge of finance, this degree will develop each student's ability to analyse and evaluate management problems and make sound strategic decisions in their professional role. The skills and knowledge gained during the course will enable students to enhance their career in finance or move into further study and academic work in the area.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree from a British university, or its equivalent; or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification alongside substantial relevant work experience. If an applicant's 1st language is not English, they may need to provide evidence of their English language ability (IELTS 6.5 of equivalent).

Course modules

All years: foundations of knowledge and professional skills; foundations of financial analysis and investment; financial statements: theory, practice, critique; strategic financial management; financial modelling; financial risk management; corporate finance. 2 elective modules; research methods; dissertation.
Please note: due to regular enhancement of the university's courses, please refer to Leicester's own website or/and terms and conditions for the most accurate and up-to-date course information.

Assessment methods

A mixture of teaching methods is used, including lectures, group work, case study analysis, and guided reading. Performance is assessed through both assignments and examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,545 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Full-time November 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time November 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time November 2016 GBP 19,545 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time November 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time November 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time November 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning November 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning November 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning November 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning November 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning November 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning November 2016 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time February 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time February 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time February 2017 GBP 19,545 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time February 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time February 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time February 2017 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Distance learning February 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning February 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning February 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning February 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
MSc Distance learning February 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (EU) 2 years
MSc Distance learning February 2017 GBP 11,600 per Whole course (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Distance Learning Team
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5377