Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in economics, finance, business, management, management science or operations research.

Applicants from related disciplines may also be considered provided that your degree includes at least introductory modules in economics and an introduction to quantitative subjects such as calculus and statistics.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Banking and Finance programme will equip you with the practical skills to understand and model banking and financial markets, using the toolkit of economics.

Banking and financial services are used worldwide every day by businesses and consumers. The performance of banking firms can shape global economies and enable businesses to grow and improve society’s welfare.

Taught by academic experts in economics, banking and finance, you will learn how the actions of governments, firms, households, and financial intermediaries affect national and global financial assets such as bond, equities and foreign exchange markets. In addition, you will be exposed to the theory and practice of bank credit and lending, as well as financial institution risk management.

MSc Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in banking, financial services, international financial management, or central banking and financial regulation.

On successful completion of this programme, you should be able to:

  • understand and explain the functions and operations of institutions, financial markets and systems, with special reference to central banks, commercial banks and other financial intermediaries
  • understand and explain the core theories of financial economics with respect to risk management, asset pricing and investment, and to be able to use these theories to assist them in asset management
  • undertake independent applied research in banking and finance, using basic research tools and quantitative methods appropriate to the conduct of independent research.

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Banking and Finance programme is ideal for graduates interested in careers in banking, financial services, international financial management, or central banking and financial regulation and equips you with the knowledge and skills to apply the toolkit of economics to model the performance of banking and financial markets and the implications of this for the sector and the wider economy.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223621