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Banking and Finance MSc

  • Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: Not available
  • School: Business and Economics

Programme information

Our MSc Banking and Finance programme will equip you with the practical skills to understand and model banking and financial markets, using the toolkit of economics. You will learn how the actions of governments, firms, households, and financial intermediaries affect national and global financial, bond, and foreign exchange markets.

In addition to this, you will be exposed to the theory and practice of bank credit and lending, as well as financial institution risk management. This programme is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in financial services, international financial management, or central banking and financial regulation.

Our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to provide you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge of banking, finance and research methods. There is also some opportunity to choose optional modules that will enable you to specialise in the areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.

Students will also sharpen their applied research skills by either completing a Banking and Finance project or participating in Applied Research Practice seminars.

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MSc Banking and Finance

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in economics, business (with a strong quantitative component), finance, management science, operations research, mathematics, physics, or engineering. Applicants from other degree disciplines may be considered, but as for all applicants, good (2:1 or above) grades in relevant mathematics/statistics modules are expected.

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 requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

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. TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22.

See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each

Assessment

You will be assessed by a combination of group and individual coursework as well as exams.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

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 £12,500 £20,500

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):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.

Our students

Damilola

"When I first arrived I found it easy to settle into the university life because there were different programmes organised in order to meet and interact with people in the university."

MSc Economics and Finance

Justin

"I chose Loughborough because of the academic reputation of the University as a whole, and more specifically the reputation of the school of Business and Economics."

MSc Economics and Finance

Ruth

"I decided to study at Loughborough University because it is ranked as one of the top schools in the UK and top-10 for business and management courses which was amazing."

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Sharon

"The department has very good links with key players in industry. I like that there is always a chance to talk to representatives from organisation such as IBM, Rolls Royce and Airbus. "

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Damilola

"When I first arrived I found it easy to settle into the university life because there were different programmes organised in order to meet and interact with people in the university."

MSc Economics and Finance

Justin

"I chose Loughborough because of the academic reputation of the University as a whole, and more specifically the reputation of the school of Business and Economics."

MSc Economics and Finance

Ruth

"I decided to study at Loughborough University because it is ranked as one of the top schools in the UK and top-10 for business and management courses which was amazing."

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Sharon

"The department has very good links with key players in industry. I like that there is always a chance to talk to representatives from organisation such as IBM, Rolls Royce and Airbus. "

MSc Information Management and Business Technology