Money, Banking and Finance, M.Sc.

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The Money, Banking and Finance (MBF) MSc is a one-year full-time Masters degree designed to equip you with the necessary tools to pursue a career in banking and financial services – on either the corporate or the regulatory side.


The professional training provided in the MSc has allowed graduates from the programme to work as economists in central banks, as financial analysts in financial institutions and to undertake doctoral research.

The programme gives you a comprehensive coverage of economic theory and advanced quantitative methods – with analysis of financial markets – and includes discussion of the institutional framework of the money and banking sectors. The MBF MSc is delivered by a mix of highly experienced and prominent academics as well as professionals. This allows the programme to adapt its contents to a changing environment and keeps it at the cutting edge of the various disciplines taught in the MSc.

The programme is based in the Department of Economics but is taught jointly with the Department of Accounting and Finance. The first two terms are devoted to taught modules to give you a strong grounding in key areas of theory and practice. In the third term and over the summer months students complete a research project (dissertation). Each individual student is assigned to a supervisor on the basis of their expertise on the topic selected. The dissertation allows you to analyse a research theme in depth and apply the theoretical and statistical skills you have developed during the taught part of the programme.

Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds but must have a good basic knowledge of economics and statistics. It is therefore important that your first degree contains a substantial element of economics, and that you also have strong quantitative skills.

The total number of students admitted each year to the programme averages 25. This allows us to maximise the benefits of small-group teaching and ensure a high level of staff–student interaction.

Programme Structure

  • Foundation of Financial Markets
  • Principles of Financial Intermediation
  • Macroeconomics for Money, Banking and Finance
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Banking Regulation and Financial Stability
  • Microeconomics for Money, Banking and Finance
  • International Money and Banking
  • International Money and Finance
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Risk Management in Commercial Banking
  • Professional Ethics: Standards in Finance and Accounting Practice
  • Dissertation

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Credits
                        60 ECTS
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus

                      English Language Requirements

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                      Academic Requirements

                      You need the following GPA score:

                      Required score: 3.2

                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                      Applicants to the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance will normally need to have:

                      • a good honours degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university
                      • demonstrable English language competence where their first language is not English

                      You will normally need a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent (a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4-point scale or B/B+ on a literal scale).

                      Applicants who have studied in China should have been or will be awarded a Bachelor's degree with a final overall mark of at least 80%-85%.

                      The degree should be in Economics, Finance or related subject which has included a significant component of Economics and quantitative techniques.

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International Applies to you

                        21000 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 21000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                        16000 GBP/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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