This Banking and Finance MSc allows you to understand and analyse the role of banking within international financial markets. You will develop an empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets. You will also develop IT and research skills for this highly competitive sector.
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 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.
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- LBS8018 International Money & Banking
- LBS8020 Dissertation
- LBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking
- LBS8204 Central Banking
- LBS8249 International Finance
- LBS8257 Applied Econometrics
- LBS8330 Research Methods in Economics and Finance
- LBS8331 Introductory Econometrics
- LBS8332 Financial Theory
- LBS8333 Financial Derivatives
- LBS8336 Portfolio Management
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 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
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Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,800
Full time: £7,800
Full time: £19,200
EU students starting at Newcastle in 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.
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.
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
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