University of Bath

University of Bath

International Money and Banking

The course aims to provide students with excellent training for a career in banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, central banks and Ministries of Finance/Economics as analysts and/or advisers, as well as in the relevant departments of higher education. The programme focuses on the use of advanced economics, quantitative methods, finance and banking (financial intermediation) theory in the understanding of the functions and problems of the international money markets, monetary policy and financial institutions. The programme provides focus on monetary economics and banking while building on elements of advanced economic theory that will allow to draw on a wide range of methodologies in the investigation of specific problems. It will allow students to address problems such as the recent financial crisis. The investigation into real economic and monetary problems are aided by a rigorous training in econometrics that will allow students to make sound empirical investigations. The dissertation will allow students to work together with a member of staff on a topic of interest and apply their knowledge to a specific problem.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in economics or an appropriate subject that includes modules in microeconomics as well as macroeconomics and econometrics. Applicants are expected to have obtained marks consistently in the range of a 2.1 or 1st (or equivalent) in at least 5 quantitative units such as (or similar to): calculus, linear algebra, data analysis, game theory, operational research, probability, statistics, microeconomics, econometrics and financial engineering. Some of these modules should have been taken in the final 2 years of study. English language requirements are IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components); PTE Academic of 62 with no less than 59 in any component.

Course modules

Core units: microeconomics; macroeconomics; financial economics; econometrics for economics and finance; financial econometrics; international monetary economics; economics of financial institutions; international monetary economics. Optional units: international monetary policy and institutions; introduction to quantitative finance; financial risk management; international finance; incentives and performance; forecasting economic and financial variables; computational economics; growth theory; development economics; the final third of the course comprises a dissertation to be completed over the summer.

Assessment methods

The final 3rd of the programme comprises a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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