The MSc Finance and Development programme aims to provide you with a rigorous and challenging postgraduate education experience leading to the award of a Masters degree. * Apply the latest thinking on finance and development to the analysis of the key problems being experienced characterising financial development
* Possess a thorough understanding of finance and development, both from a theoretical and applied perspective
* Undertake your own postgraduate research work into a topic within the field of finance and development that has interest and relevance to your future career
The programme reflects the University's commitment to active education and involves you in a challenging and participative range of learning processes from day one. With a busy induction week involving you in meeting with the staff team and your fellow students, exploring the learning resources available to you in the University and engaging in social activities, the programme expects you to discuss and debate the key issues, both in the subject itself and in the world of business itself. There will be many opportunities to examine what is actually happening in the business world around you as you progress through the programme.
During two semesters you will gain a thorough grounding in the key aspects of finance and development. In summary, you will learn about:
* Financial Econometrics
* International Finance and Development
* Islamic Finance
* Financial Investment Analysis
* Research Methods
Finally, during semesters two and three, you have the opportunity to complete a Masters dissertation which will involve you in planning and implementing a research study on an approved topic within the area of finance and development. This provides an ideal opportunity to personalise your study programme reflecting your own interests and career aspirations.
Alternative MSc programmes in the finance area with different focus are MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Finance and Management and MSc Financial Analysis. These programmes provide a common core of underlying financial knowledge and skills but also elements that are subject-specific according to the particular programme.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
A recognised university undergraduate honours degree, with at least a Lower Second Class classification, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
UCLan offers a range of Scholarships and Bursaries to it students:
* UCLAN FINANCIAL BURSARY 2014
* BURSARIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
* EARLY PAYMENT BURSARY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
* ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
* INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
* NHS BURSARIES
* PHARMACY AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH BURSARY
* POSTGRADUATE JOURNALISM BURSARY
* POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EASTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICAN STUDENTS
* POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
* SCHOLARSHIP FOR SELF-FUNDED INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
* SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS FROM INDONESIA
* SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDENTS FROM PALESTINE
* UK GOVERNMENTS GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
* UNDERGRADUATE JOURNALISM BURSARY
* UNDERGRADUATE UCLAN SPORT SCHOLARSHIP
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.