This is for you if... you want to increase your understanding of the theory and practice of banking and finance and apply that knowledge to your professional activities.
The MSc in Banking and Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities.
You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of economics, finance and banking and how these relate to the role of banking institutions in a national and global context. Option modules allow you to specialise in areas including business and financial forecasting, corporate finance, risk management and behavioural finance.
You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The course will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
This MSc opens up career options as an economist in government, business and many international organisations and is good preparation if you wish to move into banking, more general financial management, the civil service or the financial sector. The course also prepares you for a PhD.
2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with substantial quantitative analysis and economics
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international.
The Department of Economics has a strong history of supporting students throughout their studies and beyond into their future careers. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.
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Last updated February 1, 2016