Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Banking and Finance

This programme is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking. Core study areas include financial economics, the financial system, research communication, research methods, asset management and derivatives, corporate finance, banking and financial markets, and further quantitative techniques.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good upper 2nd Class Honours degree grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management.

Course modules

Semester 1, compulsory modules: financial economics; research methods; the financial system; research communication (2 semester module). Optional modules (choose 1): introduction to measure theory and martingales; macroeconomic analysis; microeconomic analysis; stochastic models in finance. Semester 2, core modules: asset management and derivatives and/or corporate finance; banking and financial markets; further quantitative techniques for finance and economics; research communication (2 semester module). Optional modules (choose 1): applied banking and financial modelling; comparative banking; development finance ; stochastic calculus and theory of stochastic pricing.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Sponsorship information

The scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of: Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students); outstanding academic achievement scholarships; sports scholarships; hardship bursaries and other funding options. International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships. Whilst some of scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

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Postgraduate Admissions Team
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01509 223621