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Banking and Finance (London Campus) - MSc


Course Description

This MSc provides you with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. This course is taught from our London campus.

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. The course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries and the demand for specialist skills in banking.

The MSc will develop your skills and practical understanding of:
-The role of banks in a modern economy
-The operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors
-Contemporary debates in international financial markets

You will take part in masterclasses delivered by industry professionals. The course covers the following areas:
-Applied econometrics
-Central banking
-Financial derivatives
-Financial theory and corporate policy
-International finance and risk modelling
-Introductory econometrics
-Research methods in economics and finance
-Retail and investment banking

You will also complete a written dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice. This will either be research-based or practice-based. It is designed so that you can demonstrate the understanding and skills you have gained from the course in the context of a detailed study of a management or business issue. You will be supported through research study skills modules and experienced research supervisors.

Careers

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in central, investment or retail banking as well as broader finance positions. More specific roles could include:
-Accountancy
-Relationship and fund management
-Auditing

As this is a new course we don't have any careers destination information yet. Instead, you might be interested to see information about our graduates who studied postgraduate finance and accounting.

Visit the Banking and Finance (London Campus) - MSc page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of: basic calculus; probability theory; statistical inference. If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a 2:2 honours degree and substantial, relevant, professional experience.

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