MSc in Banking and Finance

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 24,489

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
The Brunel Banking and Finance MSc is designed to give graduates the knowledge and advanced skills needed for careers in the complex and rapidly changing banking and financial services industry.
  • Your studies will cover key subjects including financial economics, the economics of banking, international financial markets and quantitative methodology, as well as financial regulation at national and international levels and matters arising in private banking.
  • Crucially, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills and ability to critically evaluate and deliver midterm and long-term strategic solutions. 
  • Throughout the course you’ll have access to a variety of professional databases used in business and finance including Datastream, Bloomberg, Fitch, Osiris, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Thomson One Banker.
  • You can choose to study one year full-time, two years full-time with a year's work placement or 16 months full-time with a 6-12 week work placement.
  • While you study for your Banking and Finance MSc you can take advantage of the opportunity to follow the CFA Program (Chartered Financial Analyst) specialist pathway and gain the skills required to complete the Level I CFA Program exam. The CFA Program has become the most respected and recognised professional qualification in finance in the world. Find out more on our Level I CFA® Program Pathway page. 
  • This programme is also accredited by CIMA offering exemptions to some of their professional papers depending on your module choices.
  • As the worldwide financial services industry grows, so does the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. Your Brunel Master's will give you that and make you a preferred job candidate to employers across the sector.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree (or equivalent internationally recognised qualification) in Economics & Finance, Banking, Finance & Accounting, Mathematical or Scientific subject areas, with evidence of some study of Corporate Finance and Economics.
  • Applicants with 2:2 degrees not in the specified subject area will be considered on an individual basis by the Admissions Tutor provided they achieve high grades in core subjects. e.g. Maths, Stats, Econometric, Finance.
  • Applicants with 2:2 degrees not in the specified subject area will be considered on an individual basis provided they have a minimum two years relevant experience e.g Statistical, or Banking. 
  • Applicants with relevant professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 63% (min 58% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 92 (min 20 in all)
  • Coursework for your banking and finance postgraduate degree consists of compulsory and optional modules, and a dissertation on a relevant topic of your choice.
  • Full-time students should complete four modules per term, excluding the dissertation. Part-time students should complete two modules per term, excluding the dissertation.
  • This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 16 months full-time with placement, 2 years full-time with placement or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

  • EC5534 - Banking
  • EC5537 - Bank Regulation and Macro Prudential Policy
  • EC5605 - International Finance
  • EC5609 - Global Financial Markets
  • EC5613 - Banking and Finance Workshop
  • EC5500 - Dissertation
  • EC5615 - Macro and Financial Econometrics


  • EC5532 - Financial Analysis
  • EC5602 - Foundations of Finance
  • EC5603 - Business Finance
  • EC5611 - Security Analysis and Funds Management
  • UK
  • £10,750 full-time
  • £5,375 part-time
  • £1,385 placement year
  • Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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