What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

The Banking and Finance MSc produces highly skilled, analytical and forward-thinking graduates who are ready to slot into specialised roles in the banking, financial services, finance and financial consultancy sectors. This is a demanding programme which has an outstanding pass rate. The core modules on this course will show you how to manage assets, liquidity and risk; and how to analyse credit, interest, statements and rates. As well as learning about corporate finance and industry regulation. You will also get the opportunity to work in Kingston Business School's Bloomberg trading room. This course is suitable for students from a variety of academic backgrounds, including those with industry experience and those who do not have a bachelor's degree in economics, finance or accountancy. You can study the course part time, so you can apply your learning in the workplace straight away.

What you will study

This course is designed to demonstrate the links between theory and practice. Taught sessions use real life examples and case studies, while the assessments also expose you to real-life problems and solutions. Year 1 is made up of seven core modules, one optional module and a research project. Year 2, the Professional Placement Year, is optional and offers a full year of work experience. This course is accredited by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

After you graduate

This course can help lead to careers in financial services, corporate finance, treasury or banking sectors. Typical roles may include trader, financial analyst, investment banker, portfolio/fund manager and other banking positions. Graduates have gone on to work for financial banks and government organisations, including: HSBC, Barclays Bank, Gulf International Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Macquarie Bank, Maldives Monetary Authority, World Bank Group, Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, Deloitte and JPMorgan Chase. Our alumni have also secured roles within national and international companies including Royal Mail, Otis Elevator Company, L'Oreal, Matalan, Bonmarche and Asda Stores Ltd.

Which department am I in?

Kingston Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,000) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Kingston Hill

Kingston Hill,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT2 7LB, England

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£16,500.00 (US$ 22,000) per year
Placement fees : £1,420

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Kingston Hill

Kingston Hill,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT2 7LB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must need Masters Degree. IELTS score 6.5 overall and 5.5 in all elements, TOEFL Score 88.

For international students

Students need to have a good honours (or equivalent) in any relevant discipline. If they do not have an honours degree, they will need to show us evidence that they know enough about the relevant subjects to understand the course materials – for example, a professional qualification, training or work experience in a relevant field. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS academic test in English with an overall score of 6.5, with no element below 6.0, TOEFL IBT with overall score of 88 with individual skills of R=22, L=21, S=23, W=22.

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

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