Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Banking and Finance

This specialist programme is suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study. All modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip students with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. Students also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers. The range of optional modules on the programme enables students to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit their career ambitions and interests.

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 core modules: financial economics; research methods; research communication (2 semester module); the financial system. Optional modules; macroeconomic analysis; microeconomics analysis; stochastic models in finance; introduction to measure theory and martingales. Semester 2 core modules: asset management and derivatives, and/or corporate finance; banking and financial markets; research communication (2 semester module); further quantitative techniques for finance and economics. Optional modules: applied banking and financial modelling; comparative banking; development finance; stochastic calculus and theory of stochastic pricing; choice of semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in semester 1. Summer period: students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars; subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead.

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 - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01509 223621