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What will I learn?

Our Finance MSc teaches you advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions. You'll learn how they function and interact with the real economy.

About this course

Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance.

Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional modules on financial markets, financial institutions and applied empirical methods in finance. It is closely related to our Banking and Finance MSc.

What you'll learn

Your studies will include financial markets and institutions and the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. We'll teach you how to analyse their roles within the international financial system.

The course will develop your understanding of the key financial principles and theories. You'll also improve your existing IT and research skills, which employers value in this competitive sector.

You'll understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and the strategies of investors. We'll encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on important issues related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You will learn about the types and function of financial markets such as stock, bond, foreign exchange and derivative markets.

Your development

On completion of the course you will be able to:

apply appropriate econometric and computational techniques in the area of finance
show advanced capability with some econometric and computational techniques
critically analyse the results generated by these techniques
synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within the finance and related industries.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle University Business School

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£22,200.00 (US$ 26,939) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Your transcripts need need to show an understanding of: basic calculus; probability theory; statistical inference. You can use your personal statement to show your mathematical knowledge if it is not clear from your transcripts. English Language Requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills).; TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 19 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking, and 20 in writing).; Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 56 in all sub-skills).

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

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About Newcastle University

Newcastle University offers an internationally respected qualification and a graduate employment rate of 94 per cent.

  • Historic campus with modern facilities
  • Nine National Teaching Fellowships awarded among staff
  • Scholarships and bursaries available
  • Highest offer rate of Russell Group universities

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