Understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and strategies of investors. Our Finance MSc delivers advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions.
You'll learn how they function and interact with the real economy. You'll gain knowledge in making optimal decisions in your financial career.
The financial services sector has experienced worldwide growth. This has increased the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance. This course will suit you if you are interested in the following careers:
- investment banking
- financial research
- financial trading
Your studies will include:
- financial markets and institutions
- the management of the asset-specific company and country risk
We'll encourage you to engage with contemporary debates. This should be related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You'll learn about the types and function of financial markets. Such as:
- foreign exchange
- derivative markets
You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets.
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What you'll learn
Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional modules on:
- financial markets
- financial institutions
- applied empirical methods in finance
Access advanced statistical software and financial databases to support your empirical projects and dissertation.
Advanced statistical software
Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:
You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:
- Global Financial Database
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.
Module information 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.
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.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
|Research Methods in Economics and Finance||10|
|Critical Skills for Finance||0|
|International Money and Banking||10|
|Retail and Investment Banking||10|
|Introduction to Financial Reporting||10|
|Postgraduate International Experience||10|
How you'll learn
The course is modular, with:
- taught modules from October to May
- a final dissertation project from June to September
This master’s degree offers you a stimulating curriculum and a supportive teaching and learning environment.
Guest lectures by practitioners and policymakers on this course complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in:
- financial markets
- banking industries
They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.
Due to government restrictions on social distancing, guest lectures will be delivered remotely for 2020-21.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- PC examination
- Problem-solving exercises
- Written examination
- Written exercise
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- assistant chief financial officer
- financial analyst
- financial trader
- investment analyst
- risk analyst
- PhD candidate
This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:
- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
- Santander UK
- J.P. Morgan
- Kingston Smith LLP
- HongRun Shanghai Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.
- Buss Group
- Moore Kingston Smith LLP
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2020 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:
- regional, nationality and international leaders
- leading professionals and practitioners from industry
The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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