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Banking and Finance MSc

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The banking and finance industry has become a major end-user and even a major driver of technological innovation, such as machine learning, big data analysis and algorithm trading. This course uniquely combines theory and applications of finance, economics, quantitative methods, and big data analysis to allow you to increase your career opportunities in this fast paced field.

Why study MSc Banking and Finance at Middlesex University?

The MSc Banking and Finance is an academically solid programme that provides the foundations of a career in financial services, and in the banking industry. This course has an emphasis on relevant and prominent issues for the sector such as financial regulation, risk management, international systems, banking institutions and securities markets.

The programme covers all aspects of the industry from macroeconomic and corporate to regulatory, computational and quantitative. Advanced skills preparation in financial modelling, econometrics, and quantitative risk management will prepare you for the practical requirements of your profession. You can also choose what you study with optional modules covering accounting and corporate finance, big data analysis, and FinTech.

You'll be taught by academics who are currently involved in pioneering research in areas such as portfolio management, corporate finance and ethics in finance. Many have also been practitioners with organisations such as Standard & Poor's and The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. We value skills training as highly as we value theory, so you can also expect to learn the practical ways in which you can use this knowledge within your profession, including training in a range of financial software systems.

Course highlights

  • Benefit from unlimited access to the Financial Markets Lab, where you can set up or simulate your trades in FX, equity and derivatives markets
  • There is a strong emphasis on practical application of theory to ensure you are ready for the working world
  • Complete year-long modules to improve your learning and enhance assimilation of complex subjects in a rewarding and beneficial manner
  • You'll use specialist industry standard databases such as Bloomberg and Datastream, as well as software packages including Stata
  • Free online subscription to The Financial Times.

Careers

How can the MSc Banking and Finance support your career?

This MSc course has been designed to allow you to develop your analytical skills, acquire a body of knowledge, and be exposed to the frontiers of the subject.

Potential careers span across many sectors and can include:

  • Investment management
  • Hedge fund management
  • Equity, bond and foreign currency markets
  • Corporate treasury management
  • Risk management

Modules

This module aims to equip your with knowledge essential to critically engage with modern financial risk management theory and practice undertaken by both financial and non-financial institutions. It offers advanced study of key issues, including categories of managed financial risk, the arbitrage-free theory of spot-forward price relations, valuing optionality in a financial risk environment, a comparison of over-the-counter and exchange-traded risk management arrangements, the limitations of risk management techniques and the evolving regulatory environment. You will be able to develop risk modelling skills, analytical and quantitative skills through engagement with current market data on Bloomberg Financial Database and Capital IQ.
Portfolio Theory & Equity Analysis (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,700

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

16,800

Entry requirements

We usually require a lower second (2:2) undergraduate degree or equivalent in accounting, business economics, finance, or economics. Students with an undergraduate degree with an applied quantitative element in the field of statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, computing or science will also be considered. We accredit prior experiential learning and welcome mature applicants with suitable life skills and work experience.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more

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