Banking and Finance, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language

About

We offer you training in banking management and accounting as well as an in-depth appreciation of the finance industry. This gives you a wide range of opportunities to specialise in advanced topics in banking and finance.

You are taught by academics at the forefront of the contemporary research agenda. Our teaching is in line with the most recent developments in the industry.

Key facts

  • Our courses are carefully designed to prepare you for a successful business career.
  • Learning with people from all over the world will provide you with the expertise and confidence to do global business.
  • Our wide range of business Masters – from management, marketing and entrepreneurship to accounting and finance – are all taught by top academic researchers and experienced industry practitioners.

Careers

You’ll gain the essential skills and knowledge for a successful career in banking and finance. This MSc helps you develop the managerial and technical analytical skills required by employers in the private and public sectors.

This course is for you if you aim to work in:

  • the City of London
  • multinational banking and financial corporations
  • investment banking and fund management
  • large international financial bodies such as the IMF and the World Bank
  • central Banks such as the Bank of England and the ECB
  • Government bodies such as the Treasury
  • auditing, bank supervision and regulation
  • financial markets and regulators.

Programme Structure

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Risk Management
  • Corporate and International Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Research Methods (Finance, Accounting and Banking)
  • Research Project (MSc Banking and Finance)

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Crises and Bank Regulation
  • Financial and Time Series Econometrics
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Money and Banking
  • Multinational Financial Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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).

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above, demonstrating evidence of ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas.


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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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