The Department of Finance offers teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Our programmes offer students an opportunity to study with internationally acknowledged researchers in the subject areas. Students take courses that examine the theory and practice of many aspects of finance that are key to understanding how financial institutions and markets operate around the world.
The Department of Finance offers four full-time specialist taught masters programmes;
We also run the Executive MSc Finance (Part-time) programme, as well as a formalised PhD Finance programme for those interested in doctoral study in the field.
For undergraduates, the Department of Finance offers:
Other joint degree programmes include the MSc Accounting and Finance and the Diploma in Accounting and Finance.
A variety of high-level executive finance programmes that deliver cutting-edge thinking across a range of disciplines are designed and taught by LSE faculty here on-campus in London. This programme of five-day intensive short courses for professionals running in June and November is directed by the award-winning LSE finance academic, Dr Dirk Jenter. Learn more about LSE Executive Education Courses >>
Entry Requirements and How to Apply
Detailed information on our programmes, including their entry requirements and how to apply is here.
Important Information for MSc Finance and MSc Finance & Private Equity Applicants
The MSc Finance (Full-time) and the MSc Finance and Private Equity programmes are identical 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 first choice and the other as their second 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.
MSc Finance (Part-time) Information Evenings
Information Evenings are held throughout the year for students interested in applying to the part-time programme. The evenings give prospective applicants the opportunity to listen to a series of presentations about the programme, experience a sample lecture, and speak individually to current students and staff involved in the programme.
Further information and how to register.