Taught course

Money Banking and Finance

University of St Andrews · School of Economics and Finance

Entry requirements

Students intending to enter this course should have a good first (i.e. Bachelor's) degree performance (e.g. good upper second class honours degree from good UK university, GPA of 3.6 or higher, from good US university; course average of 85% or higher from good PR China university), and their degree background should include significant studies in Economics, including Macroeconomics (or cognate areas like Business Studies, Commerce or Accounting), with some quantitative/ statistical content. Practitioner experience in the financial community can be of advantage, but is not strictly necessary.

Months of entry


Course content

Course highlights

  • In the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, the School was ranked joint tenth in the UK and second in Scotland on the basis of the quality of its research publications, with over 80% of the research publications being classified as internationally excellent or world-leading.
  • Our emphasis on smaller group teaching allows a high level of student-teacher interaction encouraging a warm and friendly learning environment.
  • The programme aims to prepare students for jobs at a senior level in a wide range of areas: economics, finance, commerce, insurance, academia, diplomatic service and banking.

Teaching format

The MSc in Money, Banking and Finance is a one year taught postgraduate programme run by the University of St Andrews' School of Economics and Finance. The programme consists of traditional lectures, tutorials, and seminars in groups of 20 to 25, with computer lab work in small groups of around 12 students; and a 15,000 word dissertation in an area of your choice. Courses are assessed both continuously and with end of semester exams.

Every MSc student is assigned an adviser at the beginning of the year. Your adviser will provide you with individual guidance on essay planning and writing, module choice, dissertation topics and academic conduct.

Information for international students

Good linguistic skills in English are expected (e.g. IELTS 7; or IELTS 6.5, plus four week pre-sessional English training in St Andrews). Please visit our website for further information on: Postgraduate fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit our website for information on: Postgraduate fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
9 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0) 1334 462439