Banking and Finance MSc (London campus)

Banking and Finance MSc (London campus)

Full time: 12 months


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:

  • applied econometrics 
  • central banking 
  • financial derivatives 
  • financial theory and corporate policy 
  • international finance and risk modelling 
  • introductory econometrics 
  • 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 centralinvestment or retail banking as well as broader finance positions. More specific roles could include:

  • accountancy
  • relationship and fund management
  • auditing

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.

A sample of job titles our graduates now hold

Financial Trader, Auditor, Risk Analyst

A sample of employers our graduates now work for

China Construction Bank, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers Plc

Data based on responses from 126 UK, EU and International postgraduate leavers (2011/12, 2012/13) studying Finance and Accounting. See more about what our graduates do.

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2017-18 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.



Full time: £6,000


Full time: £18,500

Tuition fees for 2018-19 have not yet been confirmed.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2017 and 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.


Newcastle University London has a range of academic scholarships for talented students.

Entry Requirements

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.

How to Apply

To apply for this course you will need to complete an application form (PDF:235KB). You need to provide related documents with your application. You can email your completed form to, or you can post it to:

Newcastle University London Admissions
One Gloucester Place
East Sussex
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 876040


Newcastle University London website
London Campus brochure (PDF:2MB)
Telephone: +44 1273 876040