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A good 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains satisfactory study of Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance.
Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.
Candidates that do not currently meet the set entry requirements may also have the option to study the Graduate Diploma in Finance and Economics. Meeting the required grades on completion of this programme will provide a pathway to study MSc Banking and Finance.
English Language - Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency. 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required. Click here for further information.
Other aspects of your application - All aspects of your application will be taken into consideration so our decision to make you an offer is not exclusively based on the criteria above.
Months of entry
Banking and Finance MSc:
- Comprehensive training in finance with special focus on commercial and investment banking, especially regulation and risk management for banking
- Wide range of elective modules
- Optional, ungraded modules eg C++, Python, Matlab, financial trading on Bloomberg and other trading-room systems, technical analysis
- Part-time, two-year pathway available
School of Economics and Finance
- Around 1,000 master’s students from all over the world
- Teaching by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
- Wide range of elective modules
- Wide range of optional short modules(on programming languages, trading platforms such as Bloomberg, etc.)
- State of the art building
- State-of-the art computer labs with mathematical and trading software (eg Reuters and Bloomberg)
- Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
- Six compulsory taught modules
- Three elective modules
- Dissertation (7,000 words)
- Five elective modules
- Research Project (2,500 words)
- 75% Modules
- 25% Dissertation
- Taught by research-active academics as well as visiting city professionals
- Teaching of each module typically consists of a two-hour lecture and one-hour seminar (for solving homework) each week
- Lectures and seminars may be scheduled during the day or in the evening for both full-time and part-time pathways
- Wide range of careers in financial sector, especially in risk management and regulation in commercial banks, investment banks, and supervisory financial institutions (e.g. central banks)
- Our dedicated careers team offers students one-on-one appointments, support with job applications, practice interviews, information about internship opportunities, and employability events.
Information for international students
Find out more www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/
Fees and funding
There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.
- Scholarships and bursaries
- Postgraduate loans (UK students)
- Country-specific scholarships for international students
Our Advice and Counselling service offers specialist support on financial issues, which you can access as soon as you apply for a place at Queen Mary. Before you apply, you can access our funding guides and advice on managing your money:
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||75|
|Dissertation||25 (7000 words)|
Course contact details
- School of Economics and Finance
- +44 (0)20 7882 8848