Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Banking and Finance

This course allows students to understand and analyse the role of banking within international financial markets. Students will develop an empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets. Students will also develop IT and research skills for this highly competitive sector.

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or an international equivalent. Applicants also need to show a firm grasp of basic calculus; probability theory; statistical inference. If this is not evident from transcripts, please use a personal statement to give details of mathematical knowledge. We will also consider applications on an individual basis if a 2:2 Honours degree has been gained and substantial, relevant, professional experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in any sub-section) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Retail and investment banking; central banking; research methods in economics and finance; introductory econometrics; financial theory and corporate policy; financial derivatives; applied econometrics; dissertation. Optional modules: International money and banking; time-series econometrics; behavioural finance; risk modelling; legal and regulatory aspects of money laundering and financial crime; international finance; cross sectional and panel econometrics.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Newcastle University Business School
Telephone number: 
0191 208 1503