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MSc Banking and Finance

Queen Mary, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £19850.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The MSc in Banking and Finance focuses on areas of finance and banking which have major practical and theoretical interest such as: investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation. The degree is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in the finance and banking sectors and in multinational financial organisations.

This MSc degree course will develop your expertise in banking and finance to the highest level.

Unique features of the MSc in Banking and Finance degree are:

  • It provides a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry.
  • Suitable for students with some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or from a degree with some quantitative elements.

The MSc in Banking and Finance focuses on areas of finance and banking which have major practical and theoretical interest such as: investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives, finance microstructure and taxation. The degree is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in the finance and banking sectors and in multinational...

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Course Content

You will take five compulsory modules in the first semester then two compulsory modules, plus three electives in the second semester.

The pre-semester modules in maths and statistics take place in September. They are especially designed for students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra.

Part-time study options often mean that the number of modules taken is reduced per semester, with the full modules required to complete the programme spread over two academic years.

Pre-sessional modules

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Elective modules

  • ECOM026 - Financial Derivatives
  • ECOM035 - International Finance
  • ECOM038 - Behavioural Finance
  • ECOM059 - Applied Risk Management for Banking
  • ECOM058 - Principals of Accounting
  • ECOM057 - Asset Management
  • ECOM070 - Cases in Corporate Finance
  • ECOM073 - Topics in Financial Econometrics
  • ECOM074 - Bond Market Strategies
  • ECOM077 - Valuation and Private Equity
  • ECOM091 - Credit Rating
  • ECOM095 - Mergers and Acquisitions
  • ECOM097 - Portfolio Construction Theory
  • ECOM100 - Strategic Asset Allocation
  • ECOM123 - Systematic Trading Strategies
  • ECOM134 - Risk and Regulation for International Banks
  • ECOM135 - Machine Learning Applications for Finance
  • ECOM137 - China and Global Financial Markets
  • ECOM138 - Real Estate Finance
  • MTH792P - Financial Data Analytics

You will take five compulsory modules in the first semester then two compulsory modules, plus three electives in the second semester. The pre-semester modules in maths and statistics take place in September. They are especially designed for students who want to review concepts such as statistical distributions and matrix algebra. Part-time study options often mean that the...

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Available Dates

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Classroom

Mile End Road

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£19850.00

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Classroom

Mile End Road

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£9950.00

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Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree - At the minimum a good 2:2 or overseas equivalent is required. (A good performance in a higher degree such as a Masters will also be accepted)

  • Degree Discipline - Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have a satisfactory existing level of mathematics and statistics. We welcome students from a variety of disciplines, including Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics and Finance. Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Accounting, Management and Politics, are also welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.

  • Work experience and professional qualifications - Weight will be given to relevant work experience and professional qualifications but neither is necessary to be accepted onto this course.

  • English Language - Students whose first degree is not taught in an English-speaking country must provide evidence of English language proficiency. 6.5 IELTS overall and 6.0 in Writing or equivalent is the minimum required. Click here for further information.

  • Other aspects of your application - All aspects of your application will be taken into consideration so our decision to make you an offer is not exclusively based on the criteria above.

Undergraduate Degree - At the minimum a good 2:2 or overseas equivalent is required. (A good performance in a higher degree such as a Masters will also be accepted) Degree Discipline - Any degree discipline is acceptable, but students must have a satisfactory existing level of mathematics and statistics. We...

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Assessment Methods

The grade for each module is assessed through coursework, along with a written exam in May for each course unit. The dissertation written over the summer counts for three modules and will include both theoretical content and applied results.

The grade for each module is assessed through coursework, along with a written exam in May for each course unit. The dissertation written over the summer counts for three modules and will include both theoretical content and applied results.

Additional Information

The MSc in Banking and Finance is available to study one-year full-time, or two years part-time.

The MSc in Banking and Finance is available to study one-year full-time, or two years part-time.

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