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MSc Finance (Full-time)

MSc Finance (Full-Time)

The MSc Finance (Full-time) programme is one of the world’s leading generalist finance Master’s degrees, ideal for those whose career objectives lie broadly within the financial services sector.

  • One of the most sought after degrees at LSE, the programme attracts some of the very best students from leading institutions from around the world.
  • The programme offers high level graduates, whose backgrounds may not necessarily be in finance, a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive foundation and subsequent depth in the field.
  • Students attend a three week pre-sessional course, comprising essential material, a range of career skills, and practitioner and alumni events
  • Gain an in-depth grounding with core courses in corporate finance and financial markets, before tailoring the degree to your goals with a range of elective modules
  • The programme enjoys an excellent reputation amongst employers, with alumni now working in a diversity of institutions including leading investment banks, financial institutions, consultancies and boutique firms.
  • Graduates of the Department have excellent career prospects, and LSE is highly respected and recognised by employers across the world. For the most recent salary data and employment statistics, taken from the DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey, overseen by the Higher Education Statistics Agency for the UK Government, visit the LSE Careers Service.
  • Benefit from close interaction with LSE's Financial Markets Group, which attracts leading international finance researchers to present at its many academic research seminars and practitioner conferences.

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Important Information for Applicants

The MSc Finance (Full-time) and the MSc Finance and Private Equity are identical programmes with the exception of one exclusive, mandatory course in Private Equity available only to MSc Finance and Private Equity students, in which those students must do their dissertation.

Therefore applicants should not select one of these programmes as their 1st course choice and the other as their 2nd course choice. Instead applicants should select their preferred programme only. If the MSc Finance and Private Equity is the preferred option applicants should demonstrate why they are particularly suitable for, and want to study, private equity.