MSc Finance - lancaster or University of Nottingham?Watch
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Another university I would consider is City, University of London (Bayes Business School.)
Congratulations on your offers to study MSc Finance!
I currently study an undergraduate BSc in Finance & Economics, so cannot speak from experience of the course itself but I can talk about the department and Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).
The Accounting & Finance department at Lancaster run lots of learning development opportunities, workshops and sessions to aid with study skills, employability and other transferable skills that can aid you in your career after graduation. LUMS itself also has a dedicated careers service with strong links to industry leading employers who they run events with throughout the year - a great opportunity for networking. They're such a friendly team and offer all sorts to help with building soft skills, the job application process and careers in general. There's more information on what they offer here.
I am currently in second year and the LUMS careers team have supported me in securing a great finance placement for the coming year despite all of the challenges faced with Covid-19. This service is also available for life (yes, forever!) so if you find yourself needing that advice or support in your career at any point in the future, they will be happy to help.
If you have any more questions about life at Lancaster, please don't hesitate to ask!
Finance & Economics BSc
Need help making a decision! Please help with your opinions on which uni is better to pursue an MSc Finance from! Have offers from both, but my priority is career opportunities after! A little urgent as the course begins in 2021!
Finally, as I mentioned earlier although it is true that Nottingham is higher ranked than Lancaster overall as a uni, when it comes to finance Lancaster has a better reputation. It is kind of the same story with City, University of London. When it comes to overall rankings it is an average uni but when it comes to finance and its business school (Bayes Business School) it is highly ranked. Depending on which ranking criteria one uses Bayes is firmly ranked in the top 5-7 Business schools in the UK.