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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Financial Services

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Money and Banking is for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial industry, central banks, civil service or academia. Our course provides you with specialised training in money and banking, and also equips you with state-of-the-art tools and methods in economics and finance. You explore topics including: Financial intermediation and money creation; Commercial and investment banks; The monetary transmission mechanism; The implementation of monetary policy and its interaction with financial markets. The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree - many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study. Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level. Our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations. We also work with the university’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The dissertation enables students to undertake a research project that involves the study in depth of a specific economic problem or set of problems or issues. The dissertation allows students to gain experience of original, independent but supervised research. In addition, the dissertation provides the opportunity to make use of skills acquired in MSc modules, either specific to a particular subject or field, or in the use of mathematical and econometric techniques.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component. The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.