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Banking and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) ,
The banking and financial markets face many complex challenges. We’ll provide you with the expertise to understand and overcome them. By the end of the Banking and Finance course at King's College London, you’ll have all the skills you need for a huge range of careers across the sector. 

About

The Banking and Finance MSc course at King's College London is an innovative course designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the finance and banking industry. The programme will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills.

The programme focuses on such areas that have major practical and theoretical application as: investment analysis and management, portfolio creation and management, investment and commercial banking, asset and risk management, mergers and acquisitions, financial derivatives, quantitative financial analysis, taxation and banking regulation.

Key benefits

  • You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of commercial and investment banking – as well as the changing structure of the international financial industry.
  • At our central London school, you’ll be taught by financial experts with a huge range of industry experience.
  • Our latest research informs your course. And we’ll help you turn theory into practice so you can use what you learn in the working world.
  • We have an extensive network of contacts from a wide variety of financial organisations. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from inspiring guest speakers, putting their insider knowledge into practice in real-world scenarios.

Career prospects

Graduates from programmes run previously by the programme directors are highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms and trading companies. Recent employers of these graduates include Capital Investment, Credit Suisse, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Fitch Ratings, HSBC and Morgan & Stanley. Some graduates have pursued research degrees in financial mathematics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance 
  • Investments 
  • Commercial and Investment Banking
  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Derivatives

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Programme intensity Full-time
          • Full-time duration 12 months
        • Credits
          180 alternative credits
        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus

        English Language Requirements

        • Minimum required score:

          7

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        • Minimum required score:

          100

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        Academic Requirements

        You need the following GPA score:

        Required score: Upper Second Class

        Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

        Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

        General Requirements

        • Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, finance or other relevant subject) or equivalent overseas qualification. Our programme is most suitable if you have some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or have a degree with some quantitative elements.
        • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
        • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
        • Two references are required with at least one academic. 

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          33900 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 33900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        • EU/EEA

          33900 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 33900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for London

        • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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