Banking and financial services represents a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy.
Changes in customer requirements, technology, competitive conditions and regulation create the need for managers, traders and analysts to make rapid and often far-reaching decisions about their short term operations and long term strategies.
Issues you will tackle as part of the MSc Banking and Finance course at Bangor University include:
- Why are the banking systems in different countries (such as the UK, Germany, Japan and the US) so diverse?
- What determines the structure, performance and efficiency of banking and financial markets?
- Why do banks and financial intermediaries exist?
- What are the main theories of the banking firm?
- How relevant are financial intermediaries in a world of increasing securitization and with the evolution of virtual banking?
- How do banks optimally allocate capital?
- Does bank regulation increase or decrease risks?
- How do we measure the risks undertaken by banks?
- Can regulators reduce the likelihood of systemic (system-wide) risk?
- What are the relationships between risk and return governing investment in company shares and other derivative instruments?
- Can market risk be priced accurately? Can credit risk be priced accurately?
- How should institutional investors go about constructing a portfolio of assets to maximise returns on behalf of investors?
- How can we assess the investment performance of pension funds, insurance companies and unit trusts?
- How do banks use futures, options, derivatives and swaps to manage their balance sheet and off-balance sheet risks?
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- Bank Financial Management
- International Financial Markets
- International Banking
- Financial Econometrics
- Financial Analysis
- Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake).
DisciplinesBanking and Investment View 198 other Masters in Banking and Investment in United Kingdom
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- Entry to this programme requires a 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. economics, finance, accounting or management from a university, or a similar qualification from any other institution.
- Alternatively, possession of a suitable professional qualification and relevant practical experience may also be accepted. In general, however, applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered.
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International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9750 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Bangor
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.