MSc Money, Banking and Finance

General

Program Description

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 on 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.

Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

Double Degree

Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world-class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer three fantastic Double Degree options with:

  • Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
  • EBS University of Business and Law in Germany
  • Fudan University School of Economics in China

The opportunity to study with Fudan is specific to MSc Economics, MSc Economics & Econometrics, MSc Financial Economics and MSc Money, Banking and Finance.

Programme structure

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.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

The programme is divided into units of study called modules which are assigned a number of 'credits'. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with 1 credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work.

Learning and teaching

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

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.

Assessment

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.

Entry requirements 2020

  • A 2:2 degree with honours in 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.
  • IELTS (Academic) An overall score of 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL IBT* Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

International students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

Careers

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.

Careers in Money & Banking

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of roles, particularly involving the application of advanced economics and finance theory to commercial money markets and banking. Developing applied IT skills through using Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems as part of your modules, you will also be armed with the latest technical know-how to kick-start your career.

By carefully selecting your optional modules such as Banking and Financial Services, Domestic and International Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, International Trade and Regional Integration you can start to develop an area of specialisation appropriate to your career plans.

According to your location and career goals, you can choose to work in public or private sector roles, from large multi­national banks to government departments such as the Government Economic Service (GES). You might choose to forge a career in government economics via the HM Treasury, or the Bank of England also recruits graduates for its two-year Graduate Development Programme. Comparative organisations can be found in the country where you expect to start your career.

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide range of organisations including China Merchants Bank, PWC (Vietnam), Bank of China, Standard Bank (Ghana) and ICBC Credit Suisse International (Hong Kong).

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop the skills employers require.

Last updated Oct 2019

Keystone Scholarship

Discover the options our scholarship can give you

About the School

The University of Exeter, in the south-west of the UK, is one of the top universities in the world. Our two locations in Exeter and Cornwall offer beautiful campuses in vibrant communities and are ide ... Read More

The University of Exeter, in the south-west of the UK, is one of the top universities in the world. Our two locations in Exeter and Cornwall offer beautiful campuses in vibrant communities and are ideal environments in which to study and live. Read less