Entry requirements

A 2(ii) Honours degree in a relevant subject, e.g. economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution is required. Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered. A two-year programme, with the first year as a "qualifying year", is also available for students whose backgrounds are different from those outlined above in order to prepare them more fully for their MA Banking and Finance studies.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course offers an opportunity to study advanced theory and practice relating to financial services. Changes in customer requirements, technology, competitive conditions and regulation create the need for managers, traders and analysts to make rapid and far-reaching decisions about short term operations and long term strategies.
Compulsory modules: Bank Financial Management; International Financial Markets; International Banking; International Financial Management; Research Methods.
Optional modules (choose 2): Financial Analysis; Bank Strategy and Performance; Financial Econometrics; Corporate Risk Management; Islamic Banking; Investment Strategy and Portfolio; Islamic Finance.
Dissertation of around 10,000 words.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS: overall score of 6.0 (with no element below 5.5.); Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51); Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment17
Dissertation33 (8000 words)

Course contact details

Debbie Pritchard
+44 (0) 1248 383023