Banking and Finance MSc

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Start Dates

October each year.

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some quantitative methods, economics or finance courses.

Fees

2014/2015

Home/EU: £6,540
International: £13,995

2015/2016

Home/EU: £6,835
International: £14,585

Course aims

This degree uses the analytical approach of Economics to develop the methods used in modern banking and finance and the assessment of their impact on business firms. The course offers a comprehensive training in the principles of banking and finance to provide a foundation for a wide range of professional activities.

Course modules

Core:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Money and Finance
  • The Macroeconomic Environment
  • Principles of Banking
  • Principles of Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
  • Dissertation

Option modules (two from the following):

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Game Theory
  • International Money and Finance

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are eight taught modules examined in January and June, followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September which accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc.

Find out more about this course on the Department of Economics website

Contact

MSc Admissions Advisor
Department of Economics
T: 0116 252 2157/5113
F: 0116 223 1028
economicspg@le.ac.uk
www.le.ac.uk/economics

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