Entry requirements

A mid 2:2 degree (55%+) with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics or related discipline from a recognised university. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative* ability is essential. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

*Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.

Learn more at the entry requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

  • Access and training on leading financial databases including Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters
  • Tailored career pathway options with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

About 30% of all jobs in the UK’s financial sector are marketing and client-facing roles. If you wish to specialise in marketing within the banking and financial services sectors, then this is the programme for you.

You can study the programme in an intensive 9-month format or over 12-months. Both formats will provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure that you are well placed to obtain a position directly in banking and financial services, marketing, or at the interface between the two.

You will acquire the technical knowledge to understand how financial services products work, together with the marketing acumen necessary to compete successfully in this highly competitive sector. Non-assessed intensive computer training covering Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Datastream, Eikon, MorningStar, S&P Capital IQ and other key financial databases and software systems, is incorporated into relevant modules.

With a range of innovative optional modules and dedicated career pathways with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), you have the opportunity to tailor your studies to match your career aspirations:

  • Achieve Graduate Gateway Status from CIM
  • Apply for Associate Chartered Banker designation and attain Associate Membership status
  • Follow an accelerated route to work toward Chartered Banker status

Each of the accredited pathways offers you the opportunity to develop an up-to-date and professional insight of the industry. You will also gain professional recognition and join a worldwide network of like-minded individuals to help build and sustain your career.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£14,500
International students
£23,700

At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background. We therefore have a range of scholarships available.

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,609 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
9-12 months

Course contact details

Name
Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Email
business-school-msc@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 726679