What will I learn?

Overview

The banking and finance industry has become a major end-user and even a major driver of technological innovation, such as machine learning, big data analysis and algorithm trading. This course uniquely combines theory and applications of finance, economics, quantitative methods, and big data analysis to allow you to increase your career opportunities in this fast paced field.

Why study MSc Banking and Finance* at Middlesex University?

The MSc Banking and Finance is an academically solid programme that provides the foundations of a career in financial services, and in the banking industry. This course has an emphasis on relevant and prominent issues for the sector such as financial regulation, risk management, international systems, banking institutions and securities markets.

The programme covers all aspects of the industry from macroeconomic and corporate to regulatory, computational and quantitative. Advanced skills preparation in financial modelling, econometrics, and quantitative risk management will prepare you for the practical requirements of your profession. You can also choose what you study with optional modules covering accounting and corporate finance, big data analysis, and FinTech.

You'll be taught by academics who are currently involved in pioneering research in areas such as portfolio management, corporate finance and ethics in finance. Many have also been practitioners with organisations such as Standard & Poor's and The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. We value skills training as highly as we value theory, so you can also expect to learn the practical ways in which you can use this knowledge within your profession, including training in a range of financial software systems.

Course highlights

  • Benefit from unlimited access to the Financial Markets Lab, where you can set up or simulate your trades in FX, equity and derivatives markets
  • There is a strong emphasis on practical application of theory to ensure you are ready for the working world
  • Complete year-long modules to improve your learning and enhance assimilation of complex subjects in a rewarding and beneficial manner
  • You'll use specialist industry standard databases such as Bloomberg and Datastream, as well as software packages including Stata
  • Free online subscription to The Financial Times.

Careers

How can the MSc Banking and Finance support your career?

This MSc course has been designed to allow you to develop your analytical skills, acquire a body of knowledge, and be exposed to the frontiers of the subject.

Potential careers span across many sectors and can include:

  • Investment management
  • Hedge fund management
  • Equity, bond and foreign currency markets
  • Corporate treasury management
  • Risk management

Which department am I in?

Accounting and Finance

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,179) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

Middlesex University

Hendon Campus,

The Burroughs,

Barnet,

NW4 4BT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Bachelors degree from an accredited university or college with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher.

For international students

We usually require a lower second (2:2) undergraduate degree or equivalent in accounting, business economics, finance, or economics. Students with an undergraduate degree with an applied quantitative element in the field of statistics, mathematics, engineering, physics, computing or science will also be considered. We accredit prior experiential learning and welcome mature applicants with suitable life skills and work experience. Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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