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Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Postgraduate study

Banking and Finance student profile

Banking and Finance student profile

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MSc Banking and Finance

2016 entry - 1 year full-time

  • About the programme
  • Modules
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Why study Banking and Finance

Programme Director, Dr Christopher Spencer explains how the programme will equip you to achieve your career ambitions and how it differs from a Masters programme in finance.

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Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study.

All of our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. You will also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers.

The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.

Learning, teaching and assessment

Teaching on the Banking and Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks.

The School reserves the right to vary the list of all modules.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules (choose one)


Semester 2

Core modules

Optional modules (choose one)


Summer period

Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.

Career opportunities

Well-trained individuals with training in banking and finance are in high demand. This programme prepares you for a career as a working professional in banking, education, finance, government or industry, and for higher awards by research.

Example destinations include:

  • Agricultural Bank of China – Customer Service Assistant
  • Bank of China – Senior Manager
  • China Everbright Bank – Client Manager
  • China National Coal Group Corp. – Settlement
  • China Valuer International Co. Ltd – Assistant Manager
  • Deutsche Bank – Analyst
  • Guosen Securities – Financial Market Trader
  • Hang Seng Bank – Relation Manager
  • ICAP – Foreign Exchanged Broker
  • KPMG – Audit Associate
  • National Australia Bank – Senior Assistant in Research
  • PwC – Trainee Accountant
  • RBS – Financial Transfer Officer
  • Onefinestay – Graduate Financial Assistant
  • Shenzhen Development Bank – Accountant
  • VTB (Armenia) Bank – Head of Large Corporate Clients Division

Entry criteria

We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

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Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Banking and Finance MSc please follow the links for further useful information:

Admissions information

To enquire about our Banking and Finance programme please contact:

Naomi Brown
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223621
Email: sbe.pgt@lboro.ac.uk 



 

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