MSc Money, Banking and Finance
The MSc Money, Banking and Finance (MBF) is a one-year, full-time Masters degree designed to equip you with the necessary tools to pursue a career in the banking and financial services sectors as well as in higher education.
The professional training provided in the MSc has allowed graduates from the programme to work as economists in central banks, as financial analysts in financial institutions and to undertake doctoral research.
The programme provides a comprehensive coverage of economic theory, advanced quantitative methods – with analysis of financial markets – and discussion of the institutional framework of the money and banking sectors. The MSc MBF is delivered by a mix of highly-experienced and prominent academics as well as professionals. This allows the programme to adapt its contents to a changing environment and keep it at the cutting edge of the various disciplines taught in the MSc.
The programme is based in the Department of Economics but is taught jointly with the Department of Accounting and Finance.The first two terms are devoted to taught modules to provide a strong grounding in key areas of theory and practice. In the third term and over the summer months students complete a research project (dissertation). Each individual student is assigned to a supervisor on the basis of their expertise on the topic selected. The dissertation allows students to analyse a research theme in depth and apply the theoretical and statistical skills develop in the taught component of the programme.
Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds but must have a good basic knowledge of economics and statistics. It is therefore important that the first degree contains a substantial element of economics, together with strong quantitative skills.
The total number of students admitted each year to the programme averages 25. This allows us to maximise the benefits of small-group teaching and ensure a high level of staff-student interaction.