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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Fees & Funding

2016-17 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.



Full time: £5,665


Full time: £18,500

Update: If you’re an EU student you will pay the UK (Home) rate of tuition fees for the full duration of your course, if you start in 2016 or 2017.


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

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in all sub-skills).

You can also read our English Language guidance, including:

  • other English language tests we accept
  • extra English language support

Academic qualifications that we accept from your country to meet our entry requirements are listed on your country page.

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