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MSc Banking and Finance


Course Description

Overview

The MSc in Banking and Finance focuses on areas which have major practical and theoretical interest such as: investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and taxation.

The degree is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in the finance and banking sectors and in multinational financial organisations.

This MSc degree course will develop your expertise in banking and finance to the highest level.

Unique features:

* It provides a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry.
* Exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification.
* Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.
* Suitable for students with some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or from a degree with some quantitative elements.

MSc Banking and Finance offers:

* Invaluable contributions from respected City practitioners and industry experts who also teach students, bringing practical insights in to the classroom by applying the theory to real world scenarios.
* A fully integrated careers programme, a dedicated careers consultant, and extensive industry links that aim to maximise your employment prospects.
* An unparalleled set of optional short courses designed to equip you with further practical training and key technical skills that are highly valued in the Financial Sector.
* High rate of employment of our students within six months of graduation.
* State-of-the-art facilities such as a virtual trading floor which provides exclusive access to the latest technology and financial software used in the banking and finance industry, and access to specialised financial and economic databases and software used by economists in finance or in government.
* The opportunity to join QUMMIF – the only Investment Club of its kind, which allows students to trade real money (currently £30,000) in order to obtain relevant, practical work experience in trading and portfolio analysis.

Visit the MSc Banking and Finance page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Sara Sjöstedt

3537.jpg What attracted you to Queen Mary?

My friends in UK suggested QM and told me about how nice the campus was and about the rating of the School of economics and finance.

Are you happy with the standard of your teaching/supervision?

Very satisfied, better than I have imagined, everyone is so helpful and supporting and caring

What do you enjoy most about the course?

I enjoy all the practical knowledge they give us such as, financial trading programme where we learn how to trade with Bloomberg

What are the main differences between undergraduate and postgraduate study? Has it been an easy transition to make?

It is very different, QMUL is more structured, divided lectures and support classes and even schedule office hour for extra help, which didn’t exist in my bachelor studies. It had been easy to adapt to the system through all support they have given us

What’s it like being a postgraduate student in London?

It is amazing, the university is placed 20 minutes walking distance from the biggest financial district in London where plenty of my friends already git jobs, and close to the city where I have learnt to know people from financial industry

Are you involved in any social/volunteering activities on or off campus? If so, can you describe them?

I am involved in QUMMIF, which is our investment fund where my position is corporate bond analyst, where we trade for over £20,000 in total and gain practical knowledge about how a fund works

What are the advantages of a campus university like Queen Mary?
Flexible, beautiful study environment, easy to meet up with my friends, feels like home


(Scholarship)

QMUL School of Economics and Finance Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The School of Economics and Finance is pleased to offer up to 60 scholarships to outstanding applicants. The scholarship value is £5,000 (slightly more for MSc Economics students) and is open to all postgraduate taught courses in the School.As well as the quality of your undergraduate transcript, we take into account additional information outlined below: Preference is given to applications for MSc Economics, MSc Finance, MSc Investment and Finance, MSc Investment Banking , MSc Finance and Econometrics, MSc Behavioural Finance
Weight will be given to applicants who are attending or graduated from a top 100 university according to Shanghai Ranking, Top Universities, The Guardian, and Times Higher Education
In order to maintain the diversity of our student intakes, students studying in the following countries will be given preference: Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, USA, and Vietnam.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000- £10,000

Eligibility

Scholarships will be awarded on purely on the basis of demonstrated potential for academic excellence on the programme applied. The potential for excellence will be judged to be demonstrated if the application:Shows that it exceeds our minimum entry requirements by a significant margin and/or otherwise outperforms applicants competing for the scholarships under consideration
Shows excellent performance on specific modules considered relevant and valuable preparation for the programme applied to, e.g. on quantitative and economics/finance modulesFor full details, please visit the QMUL website

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the school once an offer has been made.Please note, applicants will be required to return the completed scholarship form within a month of receiving it from the School of Economics and Finance. Additionally, due to the high volume of qualified applicants, there may be a delay in application turnaround time and we encourage you to apply early.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/funding_masters/scholarships/87095.html


(Scholarship)

QMUL-Chevening Scholarships - 20+ Awards

QMUL works closely with the Chevening - the UK government’s international scheme aimed at developing global leaders - to provide a large number of full scholarships for study on our one-year Masters courses.Every year QMUL hosts a large cohort of the 1500 Chevening Scholars who come to study at universities all over the UK. In 2016-17 we have a record of 87 scholars joining QMUL from countries across the globe!Chevening Scholarships are available for students from all nationalities.All Chevening awards cover full overseas tuition fees, as well as providing a stipend for living costs, air-fares, and a variety of other expenses. A large number of these awards will be available across all one-year QMUL masters courses.Chevening Scholars also benefit from a year-long programme of events helping you experience the best of British culture and to make the most of your time in the UK.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Chevening Award you must:- Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country
- Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended
- Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a postgraduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK.
- Have at least two years’ work experience
For full eligibility criteria, please visit the website

Application Procedure

Applications for all scholarships must be made directly to the Chevening: full details on how to apply are available on the Chevening’s webpages.The deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 November 12:00 GMT.Candidates should also apply for their chosen Masters programme at QMUL through our online portal in the normal way.Candidates are encouraged to QMUL as early as possible to ensure that their application can be processed in a time to meet the Chevening’s deadline for the confirmation of their unconditional university offer in July 2017.

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181259.html


(Scholarship)

QMUL Commonwealth Scholarships - 20+ Awards

QMUL is proud to be working in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK to offer a wide range of scholarships for postgraduate study at Master’s and PhD level.In 2017-18 we will be hosting an unprecedented number of Commonwealth Scholars from across the globe.Commonwealth Scholarships at QMUL typically cover full overseas tuition fees, living costs, airfares, and a variety of other expenses. Scholars from developing and developed Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply for these awards.All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship for Master’s (one-year courses only). All subject areas are eligible, although the CSC’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.

Value of Scholarship(s)

30000

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:
- Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
- Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
- By October 2017, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
Please visit the website for full eligibility criteria

Application Procedure

All candidates should apply to QMUL online following our normal application procedures (please be aware that candidates applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship may have an earlier application deadline than normal) and will also need to make an application directly to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.Application deadline: 15 November 2016For full details of the application procedure, please visit the website

Further Information

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding_masters/scholarships/181480.html



Entry Requirements

At least a good second class honours degree (high 2.2) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements.Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (i.e. which have at least one mathematics or statistics based module) including Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Business & Management.For our English Language requirements please click here: View Website

Course Fees

Tuition fees for the academic year 2016/2017 are £16,500 for home and EU students and £19,500 for international students.


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