Economics, Finance and Banking, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13300
    Tuition (Year)
    7900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This course will help you deepen your knowledge of economics and finance, and develop your understanding of the financial services sector. It combines theoretical and applied aspects of economics, finance and banking alongside an understanding of business decisions and strategy.

About

What will I experience?

On this course you can:
  • Use the University’s Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements and trade. On successful completion of your Bloomberg training you will be awarded the Bloomberg Certificate, an essential qualification for all city professionals.
  • Receive guided support and mentoring from staff through formal meetings and via our use of social media
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection

What opportunities might it lead to?

The University is recognised as a centre of excellence for finance teaching by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
  • the government sector
  • commercial banks
  • insurance companies
  • regulatory bodies

Programme Assessment

We use a combination of teaching methods from lectures, seminars and tutorials to student presentations, in-class exercises and practical sessions in our Bloomberg Suite. We are committed to best practice in learning and aim to integrate new teaching technologies into our economics classrooms.How are you assessed?You are assessed in a variety of ways to reflect the individual topics. Our approaches to learning, assessment and feedback are varied and constructive, to help you build the personal management and employability skills that are essential for a fulfilling career.

Student Destinations

This course is designed to provide you with powerful analytical tools and methods to understand the complexities of modern financial markets. These skills are in high demand and you’ll be strongly placed to enter industry in the finance and banking sectors. Opportunities include business professionals and commercial, industrial and public sector managers, as well as many other positions with responsibility for decision making. We liaise closely with employers and professional bodies to ensure that all our courses are relevant to their business and recruitment needs. Our overall aim is to help you find a fulfilling and financially rewarding job once you graduate.Roles our graduates have taken on include:
  • financial analyst
  • account manager
  • trader in financial assets
  • purchasing and acquisitions officer
  • econometrician

Programme Structure

Module Details

You will study a total of five units which incorporate a range of topics covering economic theories and principles and how they can explain the existence, nature and operation of retail, wholesale and international banking. We will also guide you in applying sophisticated forecasting techniques to help you understand and anticipate business trends, and with our guidance you will learn how to design and deliver research to the highest standards. The course then concludes with your dissertation where you’ll engage in economic research on a topic of your choice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject which includes some element of economics, mathematics or statistics, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13300 International
  • GBP 7900 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.