Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London


The course is designed to equip students with the necessary theoretical and practical tools to master banking issues and techniques in order to operate in a wide range of careers in the banking sector and in financial organisations. Features of the course are: A focus on the main components of commercial and investment banking and the changing structure of the international banking industry; a particular focus on banking regulation, which is becoming increasingly crucial in the post-credit crunch environment; use of the latest advances of applied research; exam exemption from the CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment) Chartered Wealth Management Qualification; exemption from CBI (The Chartered Banker Institute) Diploma modules.

Entry requirements

You should have at least a good 2nd Class Honours degree (2.2), or equivalent. This does not have to be in economics, though it is preferable and some background in quantitative subjects is necessary. If your 1st language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency: 6.5 IELTS or equivalent is required.

Course modules

Pre-sessional modules: Mathematics; statistics. Compulsory modules: Financial statements; investment management; commercial and investment banking; quantitative methods in finance; eviews; banking regulations; applied risk management for banking; data analysis; dissertation. Elective modules: Financial derivatives; international finance; empirical finance; behavioural finance; risk management for banking; asset management; applied futures and options; 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 and will include both theoretical banking content and applied results.


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

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Economics and Finance Admissions
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020 7882 8848