Banking and Finance MSc
Duration and mode of study
One year full-time or two years part-time.
October each year.
Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some quantitative methods, economics or finance courses.
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.
- Advanced Money and Banking
- Financial Statement Analysis
- International Money and Finance
- The Macroeconomic Environment
- Principles of Banking
- Principles of Finance
- Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
Option modules (two from the following):
- Behavioural Finance
- Business and Financial Forecasting
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Derivatives
- Financial Risk Management
- Fixed Income Securities
- Market Microstructure and Trading
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