University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Banking and Finance

Students study the analytical approach of economics to develop the methods used in modern banking and finance and the assessment of their impact on business firms; the course covers the principles of banking and finance to provide a foundation for a wide range of professional activities.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent with some quantitative methods, economics or finance courses.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced money and banking; financial statement analysis; international money and finance; the macroeconomic environment; principles of banking; principles of finance; quantitative methods for business and finance; together with 2 optional modules plus a dissertation.

Assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are 8 taught modules examined in January and June, followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September which accounts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,835 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,585 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,835 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

Key information

Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0116 252 5381