Taught course

Banking and Finance

Institution
University of Essex · Essex Business School
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

We will consider all applicants with 2:2 or above, or equivalent international qualifications. For some courses, there may be additional requirements which can be found on our website.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The banking and finance sector has a direct influence on wider society as well as the global economy and is therefore subject to rigorous regulation. You will investigate the impact of regulation, how banks create value for stakeholders and how the banking and finance sector is responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of its health, social and economic fallout.

MSc Banking and Finance builds on your existing knowledge of finance, economics or business to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in the banking sector.

You’ll explore bank efficiency, bank failures and crises, regulatory frameworks and risk. You’ll investigate the challenges of modern banking and understand how innovation in financial technology has disrupted the sector.

MSc Banking and Finance covers contemporary banking and finance issues, such as:

  • portfolio management
  • modern banking methods
  • bank strategy and risk
  • regulation and the internationalisation process

This course is taught at Essex Business School at our Colchester Campus. Our students and staff join us from all over the world and our teaching is grounded in contemporary issues and professional practice.

Essex has one of the largest groups of finance academics in the UK, providing a wide range of courses in banking, finance, investment, risk management and financial econometrics. This means you’ll also be able to choose from a huge range of optional modules to tailor your course to your interests and aspirations.

Our aim is to give you the best foundation for a career in banking or elsewhere in the finance sector. We want to help you understand the theory and put it into practice.

You’ll learn to use our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, which gives you access to the data and analytical tools found in financial institutions across the City of London and throughout the world.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk