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Finance with Banking (MSc)

Course Description

The MSc in Finance with Banking degree is full-time and lasts 12 months. It will utilise your quantitative skills and provide you with a solid theoretical foundation in accounting and finance. It will also enhance your employability by preparing you for accounting or finance-related careers. Exemptions from ACCA financial accounting examinations are available for our MSc in Accounting and Finance students.

If you are looking for a career in accounting and/or finance, have at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) and have excellent quantitative skills, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-accounting-finance/structure/msc-finance-banking.html

Programme Structure

-Full-time programme lasting 12 months
-Divided into two semesters and the dissertation period
-Programme is made up of core courses and electives
-Taught courses last for two semesters and the summer months are dedicated to the dissertation

In Semester 1 three core courses are introduced:
-Econometrics for Economics and Finance
-Theory of Financial Decision Making

Select two Electives:
-Financial Derivatives
-Investment Management
-Introduction to Quantitative Finance
-Corporate Governance

In Semester 2 the core courses are:
-Financial Econometrics
-Financial Engineering
-Corporate Finance

Select two Electives:
-International Finance
-Risk Management
-Financial Statement Analysis
-Contemporary Finance Issues


The programme finishes with a Dissertation of between 9,000-12,000 words.

Career development and Support

96% of our MSc Finance graduates from 2014 were employed within 6 months of graduation.
We recognise that enhancing your employability is a primary goal for undertaking a Master's degree at Bath. We have a successful track record and extensive experience of working with a wide range of global organisations to develop the right skills and competencies that our students will need to achieve their career goals.

Destinations of our MSc Finance graduates (2014):

96% of 2014 MSc Finance graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation. Our outstanding record for employability is reflected in the companies and organisations where these graduates now work:

Recruiters include:

Bank of China
Deutsche Bank
Grant Thornton
Iron FX
Tenma Consulting

Career Development Programme

Our expert careers team is dedicated to providing first class careers support exclusively for School of Management MSc students.
We offer a Comprehensive Career Development Programme and provide an individual service by working with you on a one-to-one basis to identify your career goals and help you to plan your job search.

Our Career Development programme is integrated into your MSc timetable and includes;

- An overview of career opportunities in different sectors
- Workshops on the recruitment process including: CVs, cover letters, application forms and interview advice
- Mock interviews and assessment centres
- Opportunities to network with graduate recruiters, sector specialists and alumni
- Guest speakers, company visits and presentations, employer-led skills sessions
- Development of employability skills by participating in company sponsored community projects
- Week-long business immersion week - The Future Business Challenge
- Additional support for international students and those seeking global job opportunities

A highly ranked business school

We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#NSS) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016) (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Business+%26+Management+Studies), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#ref) for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.

Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply

Government Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.

Visit the Finance with Banking (MSc) page on the University of Bath website for more details!

Student Profiles

PGT Bath Bursaries (Home UK full time) - 20+ Awards

For the academic year 2016/17 we have 30 bursaries of £6,000 each available for new UK Masters students.We anticipate opening for applications around late April/early May. We will email eligible offer holders with further details on how to apply once we are ready to open applications.In addition, the selection panel may take into account the following widening participation criteria and information in your supporting statement when making awards, if:- the highest education level of both of your parents is below degree level or equivalent
- the occupation level of both of your parents is between SEC 4-7 (Social Economic Class)
- you are a care leaver
- you were aged 21 or over when you commenced your undergraduate studies
- you were in receipt of free school meals, Education Maintenance Allowance or 16-19 Bursary Fund
- you attended a state school and/or a low performing school
- your gender is underrepresented in your academic department
- your ethnicity is underrepresented in your academic faculty.

Value of Scholarship(s)



- be a Home (UK) student, and
- apply for and subsequently register on an eligible Masters course.An eligible Masters course leads to an MSc, MBA, MA or stand-alone MRes with a maximum duration of two years for a full time course or four years for a part time course. Part time courses must be studied at a minimum of 50% intensity (e.g. a course which would take one year if studied full time may take up to two years if studied part time). Courses studied by distance learrning are not eligible for this scheme.

Application Procedure

The application process will be online, accessible through Bath Application Tracker, which you will have access to once you apply for a course. You will be required to answer questions relating to the widening participation eligibility criteria and provide a supporting statement of around 350 word

Further Information



Our scholarships for 2016 entry - 20+ Awards

Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be confirmed soon. Please continue to check the website.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be confirmed soon. Please continue to check the website.

Application Procedure

Information on how to apply for a scholarship will be confirmed soon. Please continue to check the website.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Candidates for our Finance programmes should hold a good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above or its international equivalent), in a subject with a high mathematical/quantitative content. Subjects meeting these requirements are Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, or Physics. Other subjects may be considered if quantitative modules have been studied in sufficient depth. This programme is open to graduates who currently have little or no business experience.

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