Taught course

Money, Banking and Finance (MSc)

University of St Andrews · School of Economics and Finance

Entry requirements

A strong 2.1 Honours degree from a recognised UK university in a subject covering:

  • intermediate micro and macro level
  • quantitative methods training
  • money
  • banking
  • international finance or international economics.

If your background is exclusively in accounting, business administration, marketing, law or international relations, you are unlikely to be qualified to undertake this programme, and we suggest you look at other programmes offered by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

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.


  • 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.
  • Small 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 programme consists of traditional lectures, tutorials, seminars and computer labs in small groups of students, plus 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.


Each module typically comprises:

  • 20 lecture contact hours
  • 5 contact hours including seminars, workshops and tutorials
  • intensive independent study
  • 50% continuous assessment
  • 50% by two-hour examination.

For more details about each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue, which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Secretary
+44 (0)1334 46 2439