Entry requirements

First or 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate quantitative subject that includes modules in Microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and econometrics.

You are expected to have obtained marks consistently in the range of a 2.1 or first (or equivalent) in at least five quantitative units such as (or similar to): Calculus, Linear Algebra, Data Analysis, Game Theory, Operational Research, Probability, Statistics, Microeconomics, Econometrics and Financial Engineering. Some of these modules should be taken in your final two years of study.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in International Money & Banking is a one-year, full-time Masters degree that provides you with excellent training for a career in banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, Central Banks and Ministries of Finance/Economics as analysts and/or advisers, as well as in the relevant departments of higher education.

The degree focuses on the use of advanced economics, quantitative methods, finance and banking (financial intermediation) theory in the understanding of the functions and problems of the international money markets, monetary policy and financial institutions.

The degree provides focus on monetary economics and banking while building on elements of advanced economic theory that will allow to draw on a wide range of methodologies in the investigation of specific problems. It will allow you to address problems such as the recent financial crisis. The investigation into real economic and monetary problems are aided by a rigorous training in econometrics that will allow to make sound empirical investigations.

The dissertation will allow you to work together with a member of staff on a topic of your interest and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.

Our MSc courses in economics have received high student satisfaction levels:

  • in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 94% of students agreed that their course had enhanced their academic ability;
  • in the University of Bath’s 2015 Alumni Survey, 97% of economics graduates agreed that they were proud of their connection to the University of Bath.

You can find more about this course by viewing our webinar.

This course complements the existing range of established postgraduate programmes currently offered by the Department of Economics, including the MSc Economics, MRes Economics and the MSc Economic & Finance programmes.

Course structure

Core units:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial economics
  • Econometrics for Economics & Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International monetary economics
  • Economics of Financial Institutions
  • International Monetary Economics

Optional units:

  • International Monetary Policy and Institutions
  • Introduction to Quantitative Finance
  • Financial risk management
  • International Finance
  • Incentives and Performance
  • Forecasting Economic and Financial Variables
  • Computational Economics
  • Growth Theory
  • Development Economics

The final third of the course comprises a dissertation to be completed over the summer.

View Programme & Unit Catalogue for further information.


Graduates of the course have excellent employment prospects. While some progress on to doctoral study, some of our graduates work for the following organisations:

  • Senior Analyst at Eka Canada Inc.
  • UK Power & Gas Trader at GDF SUEZ Energy
  • Associate CDS Trader at Citi
  • Consultant at JDX Consulting
  • Data Integrity & Custom Basket Analyst at UBS, Shanghai

Information for international students

English Language requirements - IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components) - PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School provides guidance on potential sources of funding (studentships and scholarships) for postgraduate students. For more information please visit: Taught postgraduate funding.

For information on fees, please visit our website: Tuition fees

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 383144