Our Finance MSc allows you to critically analyse the role of finance within international financial systems. In particular you'll analyse the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. You will develop your understanding of the key principles and theories of finance. You'll also develop IT and research skills for the sector.
Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance.
Our course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. It features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy. It also includes optional specialist banking modules. It is closely related to our Banking and Finance MSc.
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 the course have undertaken various roles including:
- Chartered Financial Analyst
- Financial Trader
- Risk Analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
On completing the course you will be able to:
- apply appropriate computational techniques in the area of finance
- show advanced capability with some computational techniques
- critically assess the quality of analytical data generated by these techniques
- synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
- apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within the finance and related industries
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 academic staff who teach on the course:
- Dr Bartosz Gebka
- Dr Roberto Bonilla Trejos
- Dr Fabrizio Casalin
- Dr Markus Jochmann
- Dr Sara Maioli
- Dr Robert Anderson
- Dr Nils Braakmann
- Dr Hugh Metcalf
- Dr Jong Shin
- Dr Minh Nguyen
- Professor Robert Sollis
- Professor Atanu Ghoshray
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:
- 130 credits of compulsory modules
- 50 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
- NBS8015 Financial Theory
- NBS8019 Research Methods in Economics and Finance
- NBS8186 Introductory Econometrics
- NBS8202 Financial Derivatives
- NBS8257 Applied Econometrics
- NBS8020 Dissertation
You will take a further 50 credits from the following:
- NBS8018 International Money and Banking
- NBS8187 Time-Series Econometrics
- NBS8200 Behavioural Finance
- NBS8201 Risk Modelling
- NBS8203 Retail and Investment Banking
- NBS8249 International Finance
- NBS8259 Cross Sectional and Panel Econometrics
- NBS8335 Corporate Finance
- NBS8336 Portfolio Management
- NBS8337 Economics of Commodity Markets
- NBS8340 Introduction to Financial Reporting
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 GBP 1,500
- 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.