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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
GBP 17000 per year

All study options

About Banking and Finance at School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study.

All of our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. You will also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers.

The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests.

For more details including module descriptions visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/programmes/baf/

Course Structure

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Financial Economics
  • Research Methods 
  • The Financial System
  • Research Communication (two-semester module)

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Stochastic Models in Finance

Semester 2

Core modules

  • Asset Management and Derivatives and/or Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Financial Markets
  • Further Quantitative Techniques for Finance and Economics
  • Research Communication (two-semester module) 

Optional modules (choose one)

  • Applied Banking and Financial Modelling
  • Comparative Banking
  • Development Finance 
  • Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing

Summer period

Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead


Scholarships and Funding

The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!

Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:

  • Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
  • Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Hardship bursaries and other funding options
  • International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships

Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.

For more details visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sbe/pg/fees-funding

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17000 per year

Entry requirements

We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management.

English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component 10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component

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