Postgraduate

Banking and Finance MSc (London campus)

Banking and Finance MSc (London campus)

Full time: 12 months

Profile

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.


Your course during COVID-19

Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.

We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.

Facilities

Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.

Your learning experience

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.

Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.

If you’re studying for an MRes, MMus or MLitt programme, the number of hours may vary from this. For more information, please contact your supervisor or academic school.

Assessment

In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.

Field trips

We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.

Work placements

There may be some restrictions on work placement opportunities. 

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.


About this course

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. The Banking and Finance Masters is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries and the demand for specialist skills in banking. 

The Masters 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

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.

Careers

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.

Related Degrees

All related programmes

Modules

You will study a number of modules on the Banking and Finance MSc. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MSc

UK

Full time: £10,800

EU

Full time: £10,800

International

Full time: £21,600

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Scholarships

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.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English course. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Pre-sessional courses online only from June to September 2020.

How to Apply

To apply for this course you will need to complete an application form (PDF:224KB). You need to provide related documents with your application. You can email your completed form to newcastlelondon@ncl.ac.uk, or you can post it to:

Newcastle University London Admissions
One Gloucester Place
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 4AA
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 876040

Contact

Newcastle University London website
London Campus brochure (PDF:2MB)
Telephone: +44 1273 876040
Email: pgadmissions@ncl.ac.uk