Entry requirements

A second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent, preferably with some transcript evidence of mathematical education.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc is designed for graduates with an accounting, economics or finance background who wish to develop their understanding of banking and finance. The programme aims to provide participants an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, noticeably the management of individual, company and country risk within this context. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the computer and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector.

You take compulsory modules (70 credits), optional modules (50 credits) and write a dissertation (60 credits). Compulsory modules typically include: financial derivatives; central banking; retail and investment banking; econometrics; and research methods.

You also select optional modules from topics such as: behavioural finance; credit risk modelling; financial theory and corporate policy; international finance; risk and insurance; and legal and regulatory aspects of banking and finance.

This course has a non-refundable application fee of £40. This will need to be paid before your application is processed. To pay your application fee and to make a formal application please visit our Webstore payment page where further instruction is provided.

When you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University, if you live outside the UK/EU you are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for your chosen course. This deposit is non-refundable, but will be deducted from your tuition fees upon registration.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See Programme details on-line.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office, Newcastle University Business School
+44 (0) 191 208 1503