Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

Banking and Finance

This course focuses on areas which have major practical and theoretical interest such as investment analysis, commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, derivatives and taxation. The degree is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in the finance and banking sectors and in multinational financial organisations. This degree course will develop your expertise in banking and finance to the highest level. It provides a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international financial industry. Exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification. Exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules. Suitable for students with some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or from a degree with some quantitative elements.

Entry requirements

At least a good 2nd Class Honours degree (high 2.2) or overseas equivalent in a subject with some quantitative elements. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements (which have at least 1 mathematics or statistics based module) including mathematics, science, engineering, economics, finance, accounting, business and management.

Course modules

Pre-sessional modules: Mathematics; statistics. Compulsory modules: Financial statements; investment management; commercial and investment banking; quantitative methods in finance; eviews; risk management for banking; data analysis; dissertation. Elective modules: Financial derivatives; international finance; empirical finance; behavioural finance; applied risk management for banking; principals of accounting; asset management; applied futures and options; banking regulations; cases in business finance; topics in applied finance; topics in financial econometrics; bond market strategies; alternative investments; valuation and private equity; topics in actuarial finance and insurance; credit rating; mergers and acquisitions; Islamic finance in practice; strategic asset allocation; portfolio construction theory.

Assessment methods

The grade for each module is assessed through coursework, along with a written exam in May for each course unit. The 5,000-word dissertation written over the summer counts for 2 modules.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,550 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Mile End Tower Hamlets E1 4NS South East

Key information

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020 7882 8848