This Banking and Finance MSc allows you to understand and analyse the role of banking within international financial markets. You will develop an empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets. You will also develop IT and research skills for this highly competitive sector.
The course provides you with the opportunity to understand and critically analyse the:
- role of banking within international financial markets
- operations of commercial and investment banks
- management of asset-specific, company and country risk
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. The course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries. It features topics including central, retail and investment banking.
The course builds on Newcastle University Business School's research strengths in finance and economics. The Applied Econometrics and Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications research groups inform our teaching.
This course will suit motivated students who want to pursue careers in:
- investment banking
- financial research
- financial trading
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- Fund Manager
- Relationship Manager
- Risk Analyst
Source: Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, Higher Education Statistics Agency
We provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of the:
- role of banks in a modern economy
- operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors
- contemporary debates in international financial markets
- empirical modelling techniques
You will be well prepared for the CFA exams, if you wish to become a Chartered Financial Analyst. This course is part of the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. We provide a solid grounding in the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK).
Practitioner and research led teaching
Profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:
- Dr Fabrizio Casalin
- Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
- Dr Markus Jochmann
- Dr Diemo Dietrich
- Dr Bartosz Gebka
- Dr Nils Braakmann
- Professor Atanu Ghoshray
- Dr Grega Smrkolj
- Dr Jong Shin
- Dr Minh Nguyen
- Professor Robert Sollis
- Lida Pitsillidou
- Dr Sara Maioli
Throughout the academic year we hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:
- national and multinational organisations
You can also attend guest lectures which complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries. They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.
The course is modular, comprising:
- 150 credits of compulsory modules
- 30 credits of optional modules
- full time over 12 months
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA Institute)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
- NBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking
- NBS8204 Central Banking
- NBS8330 Research Methods in Economics and Finance
- NBS8331 Introductory Econometrics
- NBS8332 Financial Theory
- NBS8333 Financial Derivatives
- NBS8334 Applied Econometrics
- NBS8020 Dissertation
You take optional modules to a value of 30 credits from the following:
- NBS8018 International Money and Banking
- NBS8187 Time-Series Econometrics
- NBS8200 Behavioural Finance
- NBS8201 Risk Modelling
- NBS8219 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Money Laundering and Financial Crime
- NBS8249 International Finance
- NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics
- NBS8335 Corporate Finance
- NBS8336 Portfolio Management
- NBS8340 Introduction to Financial Reporting
These modules will be offered subject to availability. Other modules may be available to you with approval of the Degree Programme Director and subject to availability and timetabling.
Modules might change for your year of entry.
How to Apply
Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
There is a non-refundable application fee of GBP40. You need to pay this before we can process your application.
To pay your application fee and make an application please visit our WebStore.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of GBP1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.