Masters programmes in Accounting & Finance
The Department of Accounting and Finance is situated in the University's Management School, and enjoys high standing for the excellence of its teaching and research. The Department has a reputation as one of the premier centres in Europe to study accounting and finance-related subjects.
The Department's Masters programmes draw upon our excellence in cutting-edge research, and provide able graduates with theoretical and practical skills that equip them for success in the increasingly complex world of finance.
LUMS also offers the following related programmes:
The Masters in Finance is an ideal preparation for careers in finance, financial management or higher education. The programme provides specialist study in financial markets, investments, financial instruments and risk management. >> More
The Masters in Accounting and Financial Management is ideal for professionally qualified accountants wishing to take stock of what they have learnt in practice, and graduates interested in careers such as investment banking or financial analysis. >> More
The MSc in Financial Analysis is a unique one-year full-time Masters degree in finance designed for students who wish to obtain the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I qualification. >> More
MRes (Master of Research) programmes
The one-year full-time MRes in Finance and MRes in Accounting and Financial Management have been designed to prepare aspiring PhD candidates for advanced research study. It is possible to commence doctoral study at LUMS with the MRes, as part of a '1+3' New Route PhD. The MRes delivers the same rigorous subject syllabus as our MSc programmes, combined with advanced research training and completion of a dissertation related to the emerging research topic. Applicants to the MRes programmes will also be considered for additional bursary and/or studentship competitions.
Why consider taking a Masters degree in Finance or Accounting and Financial Management at Lancaster? Our international reputation, expert teaching and excellent resources combine with a fantastic campus experience.
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The MSc Finance and the MSc Accounting & Financial Management degrees are supremely flexible: at an early stage you can switch from one to the other if you find your interests changing. They have common elements, but focus on different specialisations.
Our students have an excellent employment record. We provide help and assistance in all aspects of the job-hunting process, from guidance with your CV and job applications to training sessions in what to expect at recruitment assessment centres.
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What do our MSc graduates think of their time studying accounting and finance at Lancaster? Read our alumni profiles and find out what they say.
>> Accounting and finance alumni profiles