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Finance and Banking MSc

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Finance and Banking option allows you to study an inter-disciplinary programme, which blends modern finance theory with knowledge of the international banking industry. As such, the programme offers great flexibility and allows graduates to pursue a career in commercial or investment banking, portfolio management, as well as the finance departments of multinational organisations.

You will examine and study issues in finance, financial markets, and risk, which have become increasingly important in recent years. You will study the operation of modern business organisations and the role of financial institutions and capital markets in the global economy. You'll learn about statistical techniques that are employed in practice to investigate a firm’s value and asset price. You'll also explore contemporary debates in finance and financial markets. Successful completion of this degree means that you will be exempt from ACCA papers:

  • Applied Knowledge AB
  • Applied Knowledge MA
  • Applied Knowledge FA (previously F1-F4)


Graduates move into all sizes of business and across all sectors. Many graduates have launched their own businesses. Investment firms/houses remain very popular as to a wide range of banking sectors.

Our Finance graduates have recently gone on to work in areas including:

  • Junior Financial Controller
  • Relationship Manager
  • Portfolio Advisor
  • Investment Manager
  • business analyst
  • Compliance Associate
  • Investment Analyst

The wider skills you develop will also support your career development. Such things as strong presentation skills, an entrepreneurial flair, negotiating skills and a forward-thinking approach are important in business.


This module aims to provide students with the skills required to produce a Masters-level dissertation.
Contemporary Issues in Finance module (BU51035) (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Equivalent of a UK 2:2 degree in accounting, finance or related business discipline.