Postgraduate study2016

MSc

Banking and Finance

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking.

MSc

Banking and Finance

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time

This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking.

Programme information

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.

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.

Core study areas include financial economics, the financial system, research communication, research methods, asset management and derivatives, corporate finance, banking and financial markets, and further quantitative techniques.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Entry qualification

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.

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.

Careers and further study

Example destinations include:

  • Bank of China – Senior Manager
  • China Everbright Bank – Client Manager
  • Deutsche Bank – Analyst
  • KPMG – Audit Associate
  • National Australia Bank – Senior Assistant in Research
  • RBS – Financial Transfer Officer

Programme modules

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Financial Economics
  • Economic Data Analysis
  • The Financial System
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
  • Economics of Firms and Markets
  • Stochastic Models in Finance


Semester 2

Core modules

  • Risk Management and Derivatives and/or Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module) 

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing
  • International Money and Finance


Summer period

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

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 4 (Premium) £11,000 £19,350

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.