Taught course

Banking and Finance

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Economics
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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

January, September

Course content

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

Structure

  • Optional pre-semester modules in maths and statistics
  • Six compulsory taught modules

Choose Between

  • Three elective modules
  • Dissertation (7,000 words)

OR

  • Five elective modules
  • Research Project (2,500 words)

Assessment

  • 75% Modules
  • 25% Dissertation

Teaching

  • 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

Career Paths

  • 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

UK students
20850
International students
24950

There are a number of ways you can fund your postgraduate degree.

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

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

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations75
Dissertation25 (7000 words)

Course contact details

Name
School of Economics and Finance
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8848