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Finance and Banking MSc

This course is ideal for those wanting to pursue careers in banking, finance, or investment management.

Overview

The Finance and Banking MSc course at DMU provides students with a critical understanding of advanced concepts and theories relevant to the finance and banking disciplines. Including their applied aspects, their nature and significance in the modern economic environment, and the role of financial supervision and regulation as a means to reduce systemic risk and protect consumers, depositors and investors.

You will also be introduced to current techniques, methods and technologies used in the finance and banking industries to measure, price, eliminate the risk associated with various financial assets, and efficiently allocate capital to the economy.

Both financial and non-financial firms are increasingly considering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks. The reasons range from market demands and stakeholder expectations, to expanding awareness of ESG issues and the regulations designed to address them. There are also financial and non-financial benefits to prioritising sustainability. Given this context, the programme enables you to develop and apply your knowledge and skills in a socially responsible, ethical and sustainable manner to the role of a finance or banking professional as well as in other business and management-related work environments in the UK and internationally.

Key features

  • Understand the concepts and theories of finance and investment
  • Explore all aspects of financial risk and financial institution regulation
  • Gain a critical overview of the different aspects of green banking, main theories and principles as well as practical how-to guidelines to adopt green banking practices
  • Understand the diverse banking digital transformation models and further analyses the market’s development through partnerships with the FinTech industry
  • Equip yourself with the technical and analytical tools, and strategic abilities necessary for managerial responsibility in the financial management of the banking firm

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Scholarships

DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International student scholarships

Find out about available international scholarships or visit our fees and funding page for more information.

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  • EU/International

Programme codes:

September: N31083

Duration: One year full-time

Start dates: September 2023

Fees and funding:

2023/24 tuition fees for UK students: £9,950

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Programme codes:

September: N31083

Duration: One year full-time

Start dates: September 2023

Fees and funding:

2023/24 tuition fees for EU and international students: £16,300

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030
 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Accreditations

 

Course modules

  • Block 1: Finance, Investments, and Financial Management 
  • Block 2: Risk Management and Financial Institutions
  • Block 3: Bank Management, Regulation and Supervision
  • Block 4: Investment Banking, Digital Banking, and Green Finance
  • Block 5 & 6: Choose one from the below:
    • Dissertation
    • Applied Research Project

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Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

See pre-Education 2030 version of this course.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, case study analysis, collaborative group work, individual and group presentations, simulations and computer modelling.

Assessment is through presentations, time-constrained assessments, case study analysis and reports.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 2 hours of lectures, 6 hours of workshop and 2 hours of asynchronous activity each week.

Accreditation*

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), enabling you to gain a CISI professional qualification while studying for your MSc.

This programme also qualifies successful students to claim seven exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Certificate and Operational level exams.

A limited number of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme Student Scholarships is offered on a competitive basis (interested students need to apply directly via the CFA Institute website).

*These exemptions are subject to approval from the professional bodies.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

A Finance and Banking MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.

You may choose to pursue careers in banking, finance, accounting or a variety of other roles within the financial services industry. 

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