|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degree.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
This course builds on your existing knowledge of finance, banking or business to prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career in any banking specialism. You follow an advanced and up-to-date programme of study using industry-standard trading software.
We provide you with a broad vision and understanding of the changing nature of modern banking firms. You develop a detailed understanding of areas including:
- portfolio management
- modern banking methods
- bank strategy and risk
- regulation and the internationalisation process
This course is taught at Essex Business School. We’re proud to be an internationally diverse and research intensive school, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). By embedding the latest academic and industry thinking into our teaching, you experience an education that’s at the forefront of the issues impacting today’s banking and finance sectors.
We help you understand the financial drivers of an increasingly complex banking world to give you the best foundation for your career.
Our MSc Banking and Finance is also available to study part-time and you may be eligible for scholarships and discounts provided by the University of Essex. Essex Business School also offers a limited number of scholarships for the CFA level one exam and IMC level one and two exams to exceptional Masters students.
Research Methods in Finance: Empirical Methods in Finance
Bank Strategy and Risk
Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation
Exchange Rates and International Finance (optional)
Trading Global Financial Markets (optional)
Our course will provide you with the foundations for a rewarding career in banking and finance, equipping you with the skills to lead at a global level.
Many of our graduates enjoy roles in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Many even now run their own successful businesses. In 2014, 87% of all of our Masters leavers were in work or further study within six months of graduating.