University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Banking and Finance

The course is designed for students with 2 types of ambition: those seeking a career as practitioners in both domestic and international banks, at central banks, or in consultancy; as well as those who intend to pursue an academic or research career in the field. The course will enable students to develop skills in the analysis of financial institutions and instruments, markets, consumer demands and competition, and provide them with a conceptual and theoretical grounding in current concepts and techniques in banking, policy, economics and risk management, and associated areas.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in management, business studies, economics, finance or accounting; personal statement and a list of modules being studied in the final year (for applicants who have not yet completed their Bachelor degree); students with an outstanding degree in any subject will be considered; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Semester 1: Core modules: bank theory and operations; corporate financial strategy; introduction to research methods; further quantitative research methods. Semester 2: Core modules: bank modelling and performance analysis; financial security valuation. Optional modules: at least 1 from: corporate governance; corporate risk; corporate strategy; entrepreneurship and venture capital; financial econometrics; financial reporting; financial services: context, consumers and markets; industrial economics; innovation and policy; international finance; quantitative risk management; risk management in financial institutions; theory of risk and insurance.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a combination of individual essay or group project and written examination. The remaining 60 credits of this course are allocated to an independent dissertation, which is completed over the summer period for submission in September.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

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