Lse Msc Finance Dissertation

MSc in Finance (full-time)

Programme code: TMFIFT
                              TMFIFTW (Work Placement Pathway)

Department: Finance

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Academic-year (10 month) programme (TMFIFT). Students must take two compulsory courses and optional courses to the value of two full units as shown. All students must submit a dissertation in one of the optional half unit courses and take an examination in the other three half unit courses. Admitted students are required to attend a pre-sessional course at the start of the programme in September. The dissertation must be submitted by the 3rd week of June.

Students who choose to transfer to the Work Placement Pathway must undertake a work placement and assessment in addition to the courses listed above. Transferring to the Work Placement Pathway extends the duration of the programme to 12 months. Students have the option to transfer to the Work Placement Pathway upon receipt of an offer to undertake an internship placement, which must be approved by the Department. Students on this pathway are required to undertake a full-time internship or work placement during the summer and to submit an essay of 2000 words following the placement (see FM411 for details). The essay will be assessed on a pass/fail basis and students must pass the essay to graduate from the programme.

Paper

Course number and title

1

FM422

Corporate Finance

2

FM423

Asset Markets

3 & 4

Students should select 4 half unit courses to the value of 2 full units. Students must select at least three courses from the dedicated list of options marked (*):

FM405

Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U5) *

FM406

Topics in Portfolio Management (H) (Dissertation code FM4T6)*

FM407

Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings (H) (Dissertation code FM4U7) *

FM408

Financial Engineering (H) (Dissertation code FM4T8) *

FM409

Risk Management in Financial Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U9) *

FM412

Quantitative Security Analysis (H) (Dissertation code FM4U4)

FM414

Corporate Investment and Financial Policy (H) (Dissertation code FM4T4) *

FM457

Applied Computational Finance **

FM472

International Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T9)

FM476

Entrepreneurial Finance (H)

In exceptional cases it may be possible to take an unlisted optional course with the approval of the Programme Director.

 

 

Work Placement Pathway

Paper

Course number and title

5

FM411

Finance Work Placement and Assessment (non-credit bearing) ***

 

 

Notes

Students are required to write a 6,000 word dissertation (replacing the exam) in one of the half unit courses. Students will be required to attend teaching for the course which they choose to write their dissertation on.

 

+ With the approval of the course leader.

 

** This course is not for credit and can be taken in addition to courses to the value of two full units selected from Paper 3 & 4.

 

*** This element is not for credit, but is a requirement for students on the Work Placement Pathway and must be taken in addition to courses to the value of two full units selected from Papers 3 & 4. Successful completion of FM411 is a requirement for students to be eligible for the award of the degree.

The Bologna Process facilitates comparability and compatibility between higher education systems across the European Higher Education Area. Some of the School's taught master's programmes are nine or ten months in duration. If you wish to proceed from these programmes to higher study in EHEA countries other than the UK, you should be aware that their recognition for such purposes is not guaranteed, due to the way in which ECTS credits are calculated.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.

MSc in Finance (part-time)

Programme code: TMFI

Department: Finance

For all first and second year students in 2017/18.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations
Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules        

Academic year programme lasting 21 months part-time (evenings). Students must take two full unit compulsory courses in the first year and four of the half-unit options available in the second year. They must submit a dissertation in one of the optional half-unit courses and take an examination in the other three half-unit courses.

Paper

Course number and title

Year 1

1

FM422E

Corporate Finance

2

FM423E

Asset Markets

Year 2

3 & 4

Students should select 4 half unit courses to the value of 2 full units. Students must select at least three courses from the dedicated list of options marked (*)

FM405E

Fixed Income Securities and Credit Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U5E) *

FM406E

Topics in Portfolio Management (H) (Dissertation codeFM4T6E*

FM407E

Mergers, Buyouts and Corporate Restructurings (H) (Dissertation codeFM4U7E) *

FM408E

Financial Engineering (H) (Dissertation codeFM4T8E) *

FM409E

Risk management in Financial Markets (H) (Dissertation code FM4U9E) *

FM412

Quantitative Security Analysis (H) (Dissertation code FM4U4)

FM414E

Corporate Investment and Financial Policy (H) (Dissertation code FM4T4E) *

FM447

Global Financial Systems (H) (Dissertation code FM4T7)

FM472

International Finance (H) (Dissertation code FM4T9)

In exceptional cases it may be possible to take an unlisted optional course with the approval of the Programme Director.
 

Notes

You will be required to write a 6,000 word dissertation (replacing the exam) in one of your half unit courses. You are expected to attend the course teaching on the half-unit that you chose to write your dissertation on.

 

FM404, FM447 and FM472 are taught during the daytime only. To take these courses students must be able to attend teaching during the day.

Supplementary criteria for progression from the first to the second year of the MSc Finance (part-time)

To be eligible to proceed into the second year, candidates must attain at least a Pass grade in the two compulsory courses: FM422E and FM423E. If a candidate fails (but does not 'Bad Fail') one compulsory course, the Board may exceptionally allow progression to the second year. Exceptional progression will be at the sole discretion of the Board. If a candidate fails both of these compulsory courses they will not be allowed to progress to year two. If a candidate has a 'Bad Fail' in one or both courses they will not be allowed to progress to year two.

A student shall normally be entitled to re-sit any failed courses only (on one occasion) and at the next normal opportunity. The School may consider an application for repeat tuition in any failed courses from a student. Results obtained at re-sit shall bear their normal value.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.

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