MSc Banking and Finance

University of Leicester, School of Business

Program Description

MSc Banking and Finance

University of Leicester, School of Business

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Economics at Leicester 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 springboard 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 August 12, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
1 year
Full time
7,500 GBP
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom Leicester, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 7,500 GBP
UK/EU students. £15,240 international students.