The MSc in International Money & Banking is a one-year, full-time Masters degree that provides you with excellent training for a career in banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, Central Banks and Ministries of Finance/Economics as analysts and/or advisers, as well as in the relevant departments of higher education.
The degree focuses on the use of advanced economics, quantitative methods, finance and banking (financial intermediation) theory in the understanding of the functions and problems of the international money markets, monetary policy and financial institutions.
The degree provides focus on monetary economics and banking while building on elements of advanced economic theory that will allow to draw on a wide range of methodologies in the investigation of specific problems. It will allow you to address problems such as the recent financial crisis. The investigation into real economic and monetary problems are aided by a rigorous training in econometrics that will allow to make sound empirical investigations.
Our MSc courses in economics have received high student satisfaction levels:
- in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 94% of students agreed that their course had enhanced their academic ability - in the University of Bath’s 2015 Alumni Survey, 97% of economics graduates agreed that they were proud of their connection to the University of Bath
This course complements the existing range of established postgraduate programmes currently offered by the Department of Economics (http://www.bath.ac.uk/economics/), including the MSc Economics, MRes Economics and the MSc Economic & Finance programmes.
- Microeconomics - Macroeconomics - Financial economics - Econometrics for Economics & Finance - Financial Econometrics - International monetary economics - Economics of Financial Institutions - International Monetary Economics
- International Monetary Policy and Institutions - Introduction to Quantitative Finance - Financial risk management - International Finance - Incentives and Performance - Forecasting Economic and Financial Variables - Computational Economics - Growth Theory - Development Economics
The final third of the course comprises a dissertation to be completed over the summer.
Graduates of the course have excellent employment prospects. While some progress on to doctoral study, some of our graduates work for the following organisations:
- Senior Analyst at Eka Canada Inc. - UK Power & Gas Trader at GDF SUEZ Energy - Associate CDS Trader at Citi - Consultant at JDX Consulting - Data Integrity & Custom Basket Analyst at UBS, Shanghai
About the department
The Department of Economics has a strong international research reputation in mainstream economics. The department has attracted substantial funding for its work on, for example, Environmental Economics.