University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Banking and Finance

Our programme provides students with an in-depth, up-to-date understanding of the subject. Students gain an appreciation of the rapidly changing financial market conditions around the world, the source of the recent financial crisis and the rationale for the �bailouts� of several banks worldwide. The programme offers a rigorous treatment of the theory of banking and finance and how this relates to the role of banking institutions in national and international economies. Students are also equipped with skills in the econometric techniques needed to understand the world of banking and finance, as well as undertaking independent empirical research in the subject.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science). If an applicant�s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the course, some relevant work experience would be an advantage; higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

The programme involves 6 compulsory modules, 2 elective modules and a dissertation. Compulsory modules: Research methods; money and banking; foundations of finance; quantitative methods; corporate finance; investment analysis. Elective modules: International corporate governance; derivative securities; international finance; risk management.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include the completion of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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