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MSc Banking and Finance

Course Description


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!

(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


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


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



Scholarships for Overseas Students - 20+ Awards

Admissions will consider all MSc applicants from these countries with a 2:1 or equivalent who apply before end of May 2016.

Value of Scholarship(s)



The School of Economics and Finance is offering 30 partial scholarships of £3,000, which are available to all applicants from South East Asia, South Asia, Turkey and Latin America.

Application Procedure

You do not have to submit a separate application and will be automatically considered for a scholarship at the point of offer. Successful candidates will be notified by email and post.

Further Information


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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