Taught course

Banking and Finance

University of Lincoln · Lincoln International Business School

Entry requirements

This is a specialist MSc programme. Courses in this category attract entrants who have a background in the subject or a related subject area, acquired through previous study.

A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in banking or a related subject plus strong quantitative methods are required.

Candidates may be invited for interview to provide effective information and guidance or for non-standard entry.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

The MSc Banking and Finance programme at Lincoln, while extending an existing knowledge and skills base, aims to stimulate students intellectually. It is an intensive course that combines advanced study and research, preparing students for a career in banking and finance. Not only is there an opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of finance theory but also it places particular emphasis on banking structures and institutions.

The course aims to provide students with the opportunity to analyse the current dynamic environment within the context of appropriate contemporary theory and research. With appropriate levels of sophistication, they can develop the tools and frameworks to analyse issues. Through this process, students can acquire skills that will better enable them to explore and analyse new issues as they emerge.

Research and enquiry are supported through such facilities as the Bloomberg suite and practical use can be made through the possibility of participating in LIBS Student Managed Investment Fund.

The MSc in Banking and Finance is a one-year master's course combining advanced study and research. There are two banking modules, three finance, and two econometrics modules. Each student will take eight modules and write a dissertation. The dissertation will give them the chance to work with one of the departments experienced lecturers on a selected topic and apply your knowledge to a specific problem.

Through these modules, students can develop skills and knowledge in areas such as bank performance analysis; managing sources of funds; hedging; economic value of the banking book; risk-adjusted performance measures; credit risk scoring models and credit ratings; valuation and pricing; financial distress and bankruptcy assessment; and raising capital, capital structure, and dividends.

The quantitative methods provided in the econometrics include instrumental variables and two stage least squares; simultaneous equations models; forecasting; and panel data modelling.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

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

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