This MSc provides you with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset'specific, company and country risk. This course is taught from our London campus.
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. The course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries and the demand for specialist skills in banking.
The MSc will develop your skills and practical understanding of:
•the role of banks in a modern economy
•the operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors
•contemporary debates in international financial markets.
You will take part in masterclasses delivered by industry professionals. The course covers the following areas:
•financial theory and corporate policy
•international finance and risk modelling
•research methods in economics and finance
•retail and investment banking.
You will also complete a written dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice. This will either be research'based or practice'based. It is designed so that you can demonstrate the understanding and skills you have gained from the course in the context of a detailed study of a management or business issue. You will be supported through research study skills modules and experienced research supervisors.
We also offer Banking and Finance MSc at our Newcastle campus.
This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in central, investment or retail banking as well as broader finance positions. More specific roles could include:
•relationship and fund management
As this is a new course we don't have any careers destination information yet. Instead, you might be interested to see information about our graduates who studied postgraduate finance and accounting.
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- A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of:
- •basic calculus
- •probability theory
- •statistical inference.
- If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge.
- We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a 2:2 honours degree and substantial, relevant, professional experience.
- International Students:
- To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:
- Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
- If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
- Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
- The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.