With immense power to affect organisations, economies and the day-to-day lives of everyday people, our banks and financial systems play a vital role in maintaining stability throughout the world. A career in this sector is filled with exciting and important challenges to right the wrongs of the recession and develop new innovative ways to do business.
Our course features the advanced learning you need to embark on a stimulating career in the financial sector, with an emphasis on international systems, banking institutions and securities markets to give you a relevant and contemporary edge in today's competitive jobs market. At Middlesex, we value skills training as highly as we value theory, so you can expect to not only learn the advanced concepts behind banking and finance but the practical ways in which you can use this knowledge within your profession.
Our modules are specifically structured to give you plenty of time to utilise large amounts of data and explore complex subjects to their fullest, ensuring that you emerge from the course with a thorough understanding of domestic and international banking, economics and investment together with a practical knowledge of key quantitative concepts. Many of our inspiring academics are involved in pioneering research and consultancy themselves, so they are perfectly placed within the industry to advise you in your own research during the course.
This course is available as a masters (MSc), postgraduate diploma (PG Dip), or postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).
PG Cert Banking and Finance – Two 30 credit modules
By the end of this course you will be able to apply finance tools and techniques in a variety of decision-making contexts for banking. You'll also receive valuable training in specialist databases and software packages, such as Stata. This minimum level of postgraduate study will equip you with the theory and practice needed to communicate and evaluate empirical work, enhancing your employability in the banking and finance sector.
PG Dip Banking and Finance – Two 30 credit modules plus an additional four 15 credit modules
This course goes further than the PG Cert to explore financial derivative products, international financial regulation, financial risk management and key aspects of corporate finance. You'll learn the relevant theories associated with these subjects and how to apply them to practical situations in the financial sector. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence, skills and knowledge to research and disseminate financial data to support arguments and draw valuable conclusions.
MSc Banking and Finance – Two 30 credit modules, four 15 credit modules plus a dissertation
The MSc goes one step further than a PG Dip to allow you the opportunity to bring together the knowledge and skills developed throughout the course and apply them to an original research project. This is a chance for you to extend your knowledge of a selected topic and to apply it to the formulation and design of a substantive investigation.
You will work on a dissertation on a financial topic of your choice. The course includes several workshops on different aspects of writing a dissertation, and you will be shown how to collect data from resources such as Datastream, Bankscope and Fame.
Many of the academics teaching on this programme have produced high-quality, internationally-known research.
You will be assessed through exams, tests, your dissertation (including your research) and other coursework, including presentations.
Research interests: Portfolio management, portfolio performance, ethical/SRI investing and stochastic dominance.
Nitin joined the Business School in 2012. Before joining academia, he worked for several years in industry as a successful fund manager.
Research interests: Theoretical and empirical issues of bank efficiency, competition, microeconomics of banking and shareholder value creation.
Nemanja is an author of several publications in top peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining Middlesex University, Nemanja held positions in Huddersfield University, London Metropolitan University and University of Rome where he obtained his PhD.
Research interests: Currently interested in the area of financial econometrics, corporate finance, corporate governance, emerging markets and banking
Research interests: Corporate finance, ethics in finance, financial regulation, risk management, financial markets
He has spent a long career in finance and banking in New York and London. He has worked for Standard & Poor's, Lehman Brothers and EBRD, among others. Now he specialises in transmitting his experience and expertise in credit, commercial and investment banking in educational settings. He is a frequent speaker and participant in international conferences, is involved as a journal editor, is a CFA and a Charter Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He has served on the global Ethics Committee of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association, of which he is also a member, and is on the Board of Trustees of the Council for British Archaeology.
Research interests: Empirical Finance; Financial Econometrics; Risk Management; Banking; Financial Economics.
Professor of Finance
Author of eight books and over 90 papers in professional and academic journals, Ephraim has been a full-time academic since 1989 with prior experience as a recording artist, financial analyst, forecaster and consultant. He has two PhDs from the University of Paris, one in Development Economics and the other in Financial Economics. His current interests include international finance, real options, political risk analysis, emerging markets, and capital budgeting as well as issues in corporate strategy and international business.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This Banking and Finance course is for those who wish to progress into public and private sectors in the areas of investment banking, corporate banking, financial regulation, investment management, equity, foreign markets, corporate treasury management, derivatives and risk management. Our graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles at companies including Barclays, RBS, Tradewise and the Bank of England.
As 81% of employers value employability skills over type or class of degree, it's essential you develop these while studying and utilise our Employability Service on campus. We provide one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. We offer part-time, internships and graduate roles plus webinars, workshops and events and a support service to those wishing to start their own business.
MSc Banking and Finance
“I am studying my Masters (MSc Banking and Finance) having previously studied Business and Business Economics. I chose to continue studying with Middlesex at a postgraduate level as the structure of my undergraduate course and the teaching was prodigious, which assisted me in achieving a First Class degree.”
“One of the most rewarding aspects of studying at Middlesex was the opportunity to meet the inimitable academics who are inspirational individuals and experts in their subject area; knowing and working with them has been a pleasure. My studies here have enabled me to become a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Economics for the University. I am thoroughly enjoying the experience so far and I am now keen to remain in the field of academia. I would highly recommend Middlesex University to those considering post graduate study. The teaching is prodigious, the ambiance is delightful and the academics are truly inspirational. There really isn’t a better venue to build your academic foundations and shine.”
MSc Money, Banking and Finance
Credit Risk Analysis, Standard Chartered Bank
"I chose to study MSC Money, Banking and Finance at Middlesex University because I have experience in the banking industry and the modules offered on the course make it a good combination to climb the career ladder in the banking and financial industry.
"The tutors on the course were helpful, cooperative and some of them, Dr Amrit Judge and Marie Wong especially, were great. The way of rendering knowledge is appreciable and this helps me a lot. The interaction in seminars and the support extended by the tutors remained remarkable.
"I currently work in Credit Risk Analysis at the Standard Chartered Bank in Pakistan. I am currently planning to work on my Doctorate within the next few years, and Middlesex University would be my first choice of institute."
MSc Money, Banking and Finance
Currently studying a PhD at Middlesex University
"I chose to study at Middlesex University because it was one of a few universities providing a master degree in banking and finance. My decision to come here was based on the expertise of the teaching staff, the course content, location and value for money.
"I chose MSc in Money, Banking and Finance to extend my knowledge. I wish to apply my knowledge and expertise developed on the course to help to develop the financial sector of my home country. I want to become a senior research fellow in a research institution focusing on East Asian economies. The course lecturers at Middlesex are very helpful and because of their encouragement and help, I graduated MSc degree with distinction.
"Based on my experience, I then decided to do a PhD in Middlesex University and was awarded a four-year PhD studentship by the university. The basis of my research is analysing how exchange rate volatility affects the exports of emerging East Asian economies: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. The staff always encourages me to do more and more research and at the same time they are ready to challenge the results to improve the research. Since I came to study in Middlesex University, I have changed my world. Now I am just like in a new world doing what I enjoy."
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MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Banking and Finance
This course is offered full time or part time. You can choose to study the full Masters or a PG Diploma or PG Certificate. The fees below refer to the 2016/17 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees 2016||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2016*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits |
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide