SOAS University of London

Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)

MSc Finance (Banking)

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Overview

Overview and entry requirements

Our MSc Finance (Banking) programme is designed for postgraduates wanting to enter the banking sector and professionals already working in financial or neighbourhood sectors looking to gain competitive advantages deepening their knowledge in financial management, particularly in core banking activities (maturity/risk mismatch management), retirement and financial planning, commercial credit and factoring, and liquidity and risk management.

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Why study MSc Finance (Banking) at SOAS

  • we are 5th in UK for graduate employability (Guardian League Tables 2021)
  • programmes are delivered by a multicultural and international teaching body, who regularly publish in top international journals
  • you will develop an excellent understanding of key issues shaping international business strategy
  • we are specialists in the delivery of more that forty African and Asian languages. As the economies of the Global South continue to expand, knowledge of another language and other cultures will be a big asset in the world of commerce and international trade
  • you will be joining our community of alumni and academics who have an impact on the outside world of academia 

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MSc Finance (Banking) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website

Start of programme: October / January / April / June

Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning

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duration:
2–5 years

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Structure

Structure

You will study six modules: three core modules and three elective modules selected from the lists below.

If you wish to complete the Dissertation you must study Research Methods.

Core modules

  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio and Fund Management
  • Retail Banking and Household Finance

Electives modules

  • Advanced Topics in Valuation
  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Banking Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • Dissertation
  • Econometric Analysis and Applications
  • Econometric Principles and Data Analysis
  • Finance in the Global market
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Valuation
  • Macroeconomic Policy and Financial MarketsResearch Methods
  • Risk Management: Principles and Applications
  • Any of the core courses not previously chosen

Find out more

To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the MSc Finance (Banking) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.

Important notice

The information on the programme page reflects the intended programme structure against the given academic session. If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.

Modules

The MSc is made up of six modules. Each module is studied in one for four 10-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.

For each module, students will be provided with access to all necessary materials from a range of appropriate sources.

Virtual Learning Environment

To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment.

Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.

Exam

For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.

Fees and funding

MSc Single Module
£10,500 £1,750

Pay as you Learn

Our distance learning programmes can be paid in full at the time of enrolment or on a pay as you learn basis. Pay as you learn means you only pay for the module you are enrolling on.

Postgraduate loans

If you have been a resident in England for 3 years you may be eligible. Click here to learn more.

Scholarships

Click here for a list of postgraduate scholarships.

Alternatively, we recommend students approach their local British Council, British High Commission or British Embassy, for information on local funding.

Dependent on nationality, employment circumstances and other factors, funding and sponsorship sources can include:

  • United Nations (UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP etc)
  • Bilateral Aid Agencies (SIDA, GTZ, etc)
  • European Union
  • British Council
  • UK Department for International Development / Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • NGOs
  • Educational and other charitable trusts
Scholarships

For further details and information on external scholarships visit the Scholarships section

Employment

Employment

As a graduate of MSc Finance (Banking) you will be well prepared for senior positions in:

  • banking
  • asset management
  • pension funds
  • regulators
  • financial institutions

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A Student's Perspective

The friendly research atmosphere, extensive library resources and academic training courses will help to stimulate your inspiration, promote your talent, and push yourself to new academic heights.

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