Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory, statistical inference.

If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge.

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a 2:2 honours degree and substantial, relevant, professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Banking and Finance MSc provides you with the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries.

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has increased the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. This course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries.

It features topics including:

  • retail banking
  • investment banking
  • investment management
  • central banking

What you'll learn

We will teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets. You'll also understand the role of other financial intermediaries.

You will study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on issues related to financial markets and institutions.

We will provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically analyse:

  • the role of commercial and investment banks within international financial markets
  • the functioning of financial markets
  • a wide range of investment management topics.

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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 Fees and Funding in Course Profile on-line.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office, Newcastle University Business School
Email
nubs@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 1503