Taught course

Banking and Finance (London campus)

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, with transcript evidence of at least two mathematical modules. 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


Course content

This MSc provides you with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. This course is taught from our London campus.

You will develop an empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector.

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

The MSc will develop your skills and practical understanding of:

  • the role of banks in a modern economy;
  • the operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors;
  • contemporary debates in international financial markets.

The course covers the following areas:

  • applied econometrics;
  • central banking;
  • financial derivatives;
  • financial theory and corporate policy;
  • international finance and risk modelling;
  • introductory econometrics;
  • research methods in economics and finance;
  • retail and investment banking.

You will also complete a written dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice. The dissertation provides an opportunity to demonstrate your understanding and skills gained from the course. You will be supported through research study skills modules and experienced research supervisors.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in central, investment or retail banking as well as broader finance positions. More specific roles could include:

  • accountancy;
  • relationship and fund management;
  • auditing.

We also offer Banking and Finance MSc at our Newcastle campus.

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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 our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Newcastle University London website
+44 1273 876040