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Banking and Finance - MSc


Course Description

Our Banking and Finance MSc provides you with the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries.

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

It features topics including:
-Retail banking
-Investment banking
-Investment management
-Central banking

What you'll learn

We will teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets. You'll also understand the role of other financial intermediaries.

You will study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on issues related to financial markets and institutions.

We will provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically analyse:
-The role of commercial and investment banks within international financial markets
-The functioning of financial markets
-A wide range of investment management topics

Career focus

This course will suit you if you are motivated to pursue any of the following careers:
-Banker in retail and investment banks
-Financial trader, financial analyst or risk manager in financial institutions
-Economist in private and government organisations

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
-Financial Analyst
-Financial Trader
-Fund Manager
-Financial Economist
-Chief Financial Officer
-Auditor
-Risk Analyst

Visit the Banking and Finance - 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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