A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and 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 or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.
Months of entry
Our MSc allows you to critically analyse the role of finance within international financial systems. In particular you'll analyse the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. You will develop your understanding of the key principles and theories of finance. You'll also develop IT and research skills for the sector.
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance.
Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional specialist banking modules. It is closely related to our Banking and Finance MSc.
The course builds on Newcastle University Business School's research strengths in finance and economics. The Applied Econometrics and Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications research groups inform our teaching.
Information for international studentsTo 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 and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Bartosz Gebka, Degree Programme Director, Newcastle University Business School
- +44 (0) 191 208 1503