University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Finance

This course provides a framework for consolidating and enhancing finance and economics skills. Students learn from experienced finance specialists to gain advanced knowledge in preparation for practice or further professional training. Deregulation, globalisation and the effect of the worldwide economic crisis across international stock markets have led to a growing interest in the subject of finance. Professionals in today's market need to be adept at managing investments of both a financial and economic nature and use sound and informed judgment in order to make crucial decisions. The course offers students the opportunity to explore practice in the context of relevant contemporary theory and research. Students go beyond the fundamental theories to study advanced techniques, with a focus on quantitative methods and developing their critical-thinking skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in a social or physical science, plus 80 points in a maths-based A Level subject. Alternatively prior work experience in a related field will be considered in place of a degree at the discretion of the teaching team. International students will require English language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules: bond pricing and fund management; corporate finance 1; corporate finance 2; dissertation; financial reporting; international finance; portfolio analysis; quantitative methods for finance 1; quantitative methods for finance 2.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods reflect the differing theoretical and practical approaches and learning outcomes of each individual module. They include unseen written examinations and individual coursework. Formative assessments such as problem-solving in seminars or class tests are integrated into the programme. Whether assessment is formative or summative, students will be offered feedback to ensure that it contributes to the learning process. Some coursework and module projects will be marked and returned during the teaching period, providing written feedback to the students and allowing them to identify problems in time to work on them before the final assessment. For the dissertation, participants will produce a research dissertation totalling circa 12000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 76 per Credit (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 41 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 41 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 41 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 41 per Credit (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 41 per Credit (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

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