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You can receive fully online CFA training from prep provider FitchLearning as part of your MSc studies.

You’ll benefit from exam preparation for CFA Levels 1 and/or 2, while earning credits towards your Master’s.

How Does It Work?

During your MSc studies, you’ll have the option to study for the CFA level 1 and 2 exams* during the ‘Professional Finance’ courses in Blocks 2 and 3.

You’ll earn 15 credits towards your Master’s degree (180 credits) for each of these CFA-focused courses.

Course materials will be provided by Fitch Learning – the world’s largest CFA training faculty, who train over 3,000 candidates towards the CFA exams every year.

*If you choose to do this, you’ll be responsible for arranging and paying for your own exams at one of the many test centres.

Benefits of Earning the CFA Charter

The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) credential is the professional standard of choice for more than 31,000 investment firms worldwide.

By working towards gaining the charter, you’ll benefit in a number of ways:

Real-World Expertise
Employer Demand
Ethical Grounding
Global Community

CFA Fees & Exam Dates

If you choose the courses which include CFA study, there is an additional fee for the learning materials delivered by FitchLearning:

CFA 1: £640
CFA 2: £750

Payments are due at the start of Blocks 1 and 2.

Please note: If you choose to study the courses which include CFA material, you’ll still need to arrange and pay for your own CFA exams should you choose to sit them.

Visit the CFA website for the latest exam fees and dates and to find your nearest test centre.

CFA Curriculum

Each ‘Professional Finance’ course on our MSc programme will prepare you for the CFA exams.

The CFA curriculum is organised into ten general topic areas:

  1. Ethical and Professional Standards
  2. Quantitative Methods
  3. Economics
  4. Financial Reporting and Analysis
  5. Corporate Finance
  6. Equity Investments
  7. Fixed-Income Investments
  8. Derivatives
  9. Alternative Investments
  10. Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning

CFA Level 1 focuses on a basic knowledge of these areas and simple analysis using investment tools, while Level 2 explores these topics in more depth with a focus on the valuation of all types of assets.