Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc in Banking and Finance focuses on areas of finance and banking which have major practical and theoretical interest such as: investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation. The degree is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in the finance and banking sectors and in multinational financial organisations.

This MSc degree course will develop your expertise in banking and finance to the highest level. Unique features of the MSc in Banking and Finance degree are: It provides a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry; suitable for students with some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or from a degree with some quantitative elements.

Our masters programmes aim to produce fully trained, professional economists and finance experts who are ready to join a dynamic international community. Our programmes lead to excellent career prospects and our graduates work in a variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly in international finance, economist or research roles. The transferable skills gained through the programmes, such as analysis, business awareness and data-handling, enable our graduates to work in sectors beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government roles and consultancy. The skills gained through our programmes ? coupled with opportunities for extra-curricular activities ? have enabled our students to move into careers at home and around the world.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,600 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,600 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £22,150 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,300 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £9,300 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £11,075 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have minimum a good 2:2 or overseas equivalent is required. (A good performance in a higher degree such as a Masters will also be accepted). Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have a satisfactory existing level of mathematics and statistics. We welcome students from a variety of disciplines, including Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Finance. Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are also welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees. Weight will be given to relevant work experience and professional qualifications but neither is necessary to be accepted onto this course.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required.
  • IELTS score: 6.5