Masters | Postgraduate Course - Banking and Finance MSc Course Details within Coventry University

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Banking and Finance MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

The Banking and Finance MSc degree is ideal for those considering embarking on a career in the rapidly developing banking and financial sectors.

The course will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of recent banking and financial developments from a corporate and global perspective.


Recent events have critically highlighted the importance of the link between the banking and financial sector and the real economy.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Module details

This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of:

  • changes in strategies of financial institutions;
  • financial instruments;
  • risk management.

In the first stage of the course you will study modules such as:

  • financial statement analysis and valuation;
  • institutional investments;
  • corporate finance;
  • quantitative methods.

Stage two involves studying modules such as:

  • international financial markets;
  • emerging markets finance;
  • international banking;
  • Islamic finance.

You will also be required to complete a course on Research Methods, leading to a project proposal.

The final stage of the course involves undertaking a dissertation in the International Banking or Finance area or an internship (if eligible) based in a financial institution.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Student Destinations

This course will suit recent graduates who already have some academic knowledge of the business and financial sector, but wish to deepen their theoretical understanding of the range of financial sector activities in order to make a career in the financial services sector.

It would also suit a range of financial practitioners who wish to upgrade their qualifications in the banking and finance areas for career progression.