University of Essex

University of Essex

Banking and Finance

This course allows students to develop a vision and understanding of the changing role and nature of modern banking firms within the context of: an increasingly market-oriented and risk operating environment; the impact of technology; financial innovation; regulation; and the internationalisation process.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in finance, economics or business. We also welcome applications from candidates with any science or engineering degrees. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Modern banking; dissertation; research methods in finance (empirical methods in finance); bank strategy and risk; portfolio management; postgraduate mathematics preparation. Optional modules include: Asset pricing; bank strategy and risk; behavioural finance; corporate finance; derivative securities; exchange rates and international finance; financial modelling; fixed income securities; industry expert lectures in finance; modern banking; portfolio management; postgraduate mathematics preparation; risk management; trading global financial markets.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework, presentations, case studies, group work, tests and examinations, culminating in the submission of a 15,000-word dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719