If you wish to pursue a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector, our MSc Money, Banking and Finance is an ideal choice.
Delivered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, this course focuses on the application of advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking.
In order to give you a thorough knowledge of the financial sector the programme also includes intensive computer training in financial databases and software including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, IQ, and Morning Star.
You will graduate ready to launch an international career in this dynamic sector.
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.
During the programme, you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
- BEEM124 Dissertation
- BEEM119Economics of Banking
- BEEM117Economics of Corporate Finance
- BEAM046 Financial Modelling
- BEAM047Fundamentals of Financial Management
- BEEM120 Macroeconomics of Money and Financial Markets
- BEEM011 Applied Econometrics 1
- BEEM012 Applied Econometrics 2
Learning and teaching
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate student in the Department of Economics, you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
Our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.
An MSc in Money & Banking enables you to develop the professional, financial and economic skills and to make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.
A 2:2 degree with honours in an Economics or Business related discipline from a recognised university, including degrees where Economics/Business is a "minor" subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.
We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.
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Last updated January 11, 2019