Key information

  • Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Apply by 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Gain a strong understanding of modern finance theory and practice, with particular insight into the performance, risk management and regulation of banks. We offer you training in banking, management, and accounting as well as an in-depth appreciation of the finance industry. This MSc will develop your critical thinking and decision-making techniques, enabling you to appraise investment strategies, bank operations and risk management, models. You’re taught by academics at the forefront of the contemporary research agenda. Our teaching is in line with the most recent developments in the industry.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.

For details about the part-time course, contact us at

How will I study?

You study core modules and options in the autumn and spring terms. In the summer term, you conduct a research project.

You'll be assessed through a variety of methods including unseen examinations and a dissertation.


These modules are running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.


Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

How much does it cost?


UK/EU students:£11,450 per year

Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:£11,450 per year
International students:£20,750 per year

Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis.

If you’re studying part-time over two years, you’ll be charged 50% of the equivalent 2018 full-time fee in each year of study. The fee in your second year – if you continue your studies without a break – will be subject to a 2.5% increase (subject to rounding).

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £10,609 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2018. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans


Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.


You’ll gain the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in banking and finance. This MSc helps you develop the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the finance industry in both the private and public sectors.

This course is for you if you aim to work in:

  • the City of London
  • multinational banking and financial corporations
  • investment banking and fund management
  • large international financial bodies such as the IMF, OECD and the World Bank
  • central banks such as the Bank of England, FED and the ECB
  • Government bodies such as the Treasury
  • auditing, bank supervision and regulation
  • financial markets and regulators.

Graduate destinations

92% of students from the Department of Business and Management were in work or further study six months after graduating. Recent University of Sussex Business School graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • business analyst, HSBC
  • business account manager, Total Gas and Power
  • management graduate trainee, Lloyds Bank.

(HESA EPI, Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers of Higher Education 2017 survey)

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Last updated November 27, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 - 2 years
20,750 GBP
UK/EU students: £11,450 per year Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £11,450 per year International students: £20,750 per year
Aug 1, 2019
International students. 1 September UK/EU students.
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