What will I learn?

The MSc Banking and Finance degree is taught within Middlesex University’s Business School where we deliver high-quality teaching and research, and provide a supportive learning environment, helping students to achieve excellent academic results.

With immense power to affect organisations, economics and the day-to-day lives of everyday people, our banks and financial systems play a vital role in maintaining stability throughout the world. A career in this sector is filled with exciting and important challenges to right the wrongs of the recession and develop new innovative ways to do business.

Why Study MSc Banking and Finance at Middlesex University Dubai?

This programme features the advanced learning which is needed to embark on a stimulating career in the financial sector, with an emphasis on international systems, banking institutions and securities markets to provide a relevant and contemporary edge in today’s competitive jobs market. Students can expect to not only learn the advanced concepts behind banking and finance but the practical ways in which they can use their knowledge within their profession.

Programme Content

The MSc Banking and Finance programme will offer both full time and part time study modes, with the latter being run over 2 years. The programme will consist of six core modules and a dissertation. Two taught modules will be worth 30 credits and be taught over the full academic year while the other four will be 15 credits and taught on a term only basis. The dissertation will carry 60 credits. Yearlong modules will provide students with more time to assimilate the subject matter in each module. This will help students, particularly, in those modules with a large quantitative content.

Future Careers and Employability

The MSc Banking and Finance programme is designed to allow students whose career choices lie in the banking and financial services sector to develop their analytical skills, acquire a body of knowledge, and be exposed to the frontiers of the subject. Potential careers span a wide range, including investment banking, corporate banking, financial regulation, investment management, hedge fund management, the equity, bond and foreign currency markets, corporate treasury management, derivatives and risk management, or Islamic banking.

Middlesex has strong links with regional employers. Our industry partners offer internships and placement opportunities, give visiting lectures, and field visits and attend our Careers Day each year. Our Careers and Employability Service offers students a range of support both while they are studying with us – and after they have graduated.

Which department am I in?

School of Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
AED 107,600 to AED 60,000

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected January, September 2022


Middlesex University Dubai

Dubai Knowledge Park,


500697, UAE

Entry requirements

For international students

MSc Entry requirements for Banking and Finance

Normally a second class honours degree or above from a UK university in the field of finance or banking, economics, accountancy or business studies or Equivalent International Degree.
First degree must include an applied quantitative element of statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, computing or science.
No Work Experience Required.

IELTS Academic: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based: 87 (21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading)

Pearson PTE Academic: 58


About Middlesex University Dubai

Students can gain a UK university degree while enjoying a dynamic and multicultural experience in Dubai.

  • Quality UK Degree in the Heart of Dubai
  • Unique and truly international student experience
  • Excellent careers support and exciting work opportunities
  • 5-star ratings from the Dubai education authorities

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