Our Banking and Finance MSc provides you with the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries.
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has increased the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. This course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries.
It features topics including:
- retail banking
- investment banking
- investment management
- central banking
What you'll learn
We will teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets. You'll also understand the role of other financial intermediaries.
You will study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on issues related to financial markets and institutions.
We will provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically analyse:
- the role of commercial and investment banks within international financial markets
- the functioning of financial markets
- a wide range of investment management topics
Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software including:
You will also have access to a number of financial databases including:
- Thompson Financial's DataStream
You will use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.
On completion of this course, you will develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:
- the role of retail and investment banks in modern economies
- the operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors
- contemporary debates in international financial markets
- empirical modelling techniques in the areas of economics and finance
- how to synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
- NBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking
- NBS8204 Central Banking
- NBS8330 Research Methods in Economics and Finance
- NBS8331 Introductory Econometrics
- NBS8332 Financial Theory
- NBS8333 Financial Derivatives
- NBS8257 Applied Econometrics
- NBS8020 Dissertation
You take optional modules to the value of 30 credits, of which at least 10 credits must be taken in semester 1, from the following list:
- NBS8018 International Money and Banking
- NBS8187 Time-Series Econometrics
- NBS8200 Behavioural Finance
- NBS8201 Risk Modelling
- NBS8219 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Money Laundering and Financial Crime
- NBS8249 International Finance
- NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics
- NBS8335 Corporate Finance
- NBS8336 Portfolio Management
- NBS8340 Introduction to Financial Reporting
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.