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.


2013/2014 - Home/EU: £6,260 International: £12,820
2014/2015 - Home/EU: £6,540 International: £13,995

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


  • Principles of Finance
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
  • Principles of Banking
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • The Macroeconomic Environment
  • Financial Systems and Economic Performance
  • Dissertation

Option modules (two from the following):

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

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


MSc Admissions Advisor
Department of Economics
T: 0116 252 2157/5113
F: 0116 223 1028

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