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Finance with Banking MSc

1 year, starting in October 2023

Develop in-depth knowledge of finance and banking theory and learn to apply it in practice. Graduate prepared for a career in either field.

Receive a theoretical foundation in finance and banking. You’ll learn to analyse financial decisions and the motivations behind them, and how to apply this knowledge in the real world. Our emphasis on technical and practical skills means you will graduate prepared for a finance career.

You'll work with and learn from industry experts. This makes sure you'll explore the most topical issues in finance practice. You'll also develop technical skills employers look for like:

  • programming
  • financial modelling
  • applications of FinTech

You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of two options for the summer term:

  • do a dissertation (either an academic research project or an applied research project)
  • do an internship

Internships are not guaranteed. Places are competitive and we advertise opportunities to students.

Key benefits

  • Get an advantage in the job market by developing the skills employers want
  • Learn the key contemporary issues in finance practice
  • Make the course your own. Customise the degree to suit your strengths and ambitions by choosing three optional units picked from a range of topics.
  • Apply academic theory to a practical issue with an optional dissertation alternative. You'll get valuable experience working on a real-life problem.
  • Share your knowledge and experiences with students from all our finance courses. You'll gain global insight working with students from all over the world.

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We give you the edge

We combine the latest research with many opportunities to apply it. This will help you stand out from the crowd. You'll develop key professional skills and work with our partner organisations on optional projects from day one. Find out more about optional activities.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD. Find out more about how we prepare you for career success.

Graduate career data

83% of class of 2021 students from our finance courses were working or had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their degree. View more graduate career data.

Building for the future

Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork.

Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.

Studying a Finance-related course gives you access to a range of financial databases and terminals like Bloomberg, Refinitiv Workspace (for Datastream/Eikon and Thomson One), Morningstar Direct, Wharton Research Data Services, Mergent and FAME.

Learning and teaching

You’ll learn from staff with backgrounds and expertise in relevant areas of finance. This course has been designed to ensure the available units complement each other to meet its overall aims.

2023/24 Academic Year


Before you apply for a course, please check the website for the most recently published course detail. If you apply to the University of Bath, you will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

We understand that you will want to know more about the shape of the academic year. We work hard and plan for different scenarios, to be able to welcome you to the University of Bath at the start of each semester.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2023 and ends in 2024. Welcome week starts on 25 September 2023.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Year 1

Semester 1

You’ll choose 5 credits of optional units.

Compulsory units

  • Econometrics and data analysis for accounting and finance

    10 credits

  • Fundamentals of finance

    10 credits

  • Principles of banking

    10 credits

  • Technology and financial services

    5 credits

Optional units

  • Introduction to quantitative finance

    5 credits

  • Programming for finance

    5 credits

Semester 2

You’ll choose 10 credits of optional units.

Compulsory units

  • Econometrics and data analysis for accounting and finance

    Continued

  • Investment banking

    5 credits

  • Principles of banking

    Continued

  • Risk management for banking

    5 credits

Optional units

  • Contemporary issues in finance practice

    5 credits

  • Financial engineering

    5 credits

  • Financial statement analysis and equity valuation

    5 credits

  • Investment and portfolio management

    5 credits

Summer

You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of two options.

Optional units

  • Dissertation

    30 credits

  • Summer internship

    30 credits

Learning and assessment

You’ll be taught and assessed by a variety of methods and it will vary between units. These methods are designed to promote in-depth learning and understanding of the subject.

Learning

You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • group coursework
  • computer seminars
  • case studies
  • interactive lectures

Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written examination

Learning and teaching

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activities. The balance of these elements within your overall workload may vary depending on the units you choose.

Contact hours

Timetabled contact hours, which can be made up of lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory classes, vary throughout your course and between courses but are typically between 10 and 16 hours a week during the taught semesters.

Additional briefing sessions will be provided to help you prepare for the dissertation period and as part of the co-curricular offering of live projects. (See below for the co-curricular offering.) You will receive direct guidance from an allocated member of academic staff for your dissertation activity.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled contact hours, you're expected to undertake independent learning and assessment. Typically, this might be around 25 - 30 hours per week, and include individual research, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, preparing coursework, presentations, or revising for exams.

Assessment breakdown

You will experience a broad balance between different forms of assessment: individual and group assignments, as well as examinations. The work required may include written submissions, live presentations and recorded videos. Assessment on the course has been designed to support your professional development in important business skills.

The final degree grade is determined by a weighted average of the taught semesters (two thirds) and the dissertation/practice activity (one third).

We can make reasonable adjustments to assessment procedures for students with disabilities. Take a look at our Disability Service’s pages for information.

Recognition of professional qualifications


As well as being recognised as a higher academic qualification, a number of our degrees are also accredited by professional bodies in the United Kingdom. An accredited degree may entitle you to work in a specific profession within the UK, and abroad (where there are reciprocating arrangements with professional bodies in other countries).

The requirements to practise a profession vary from country to country. If you wish to practise your profession outside the United Kingdom, you are advised to confirm that the UK professional qualification you seek is valid in the country in which you are intending to work.

Portrait of Maria Khan
‘When I came across the MSc in Finance with Banking, I realised that it has just the right modules to make me successful in my future job.’
Maria Khan MSc in Finance with Banking (Graduating year, 2019)

Entry requirements


Origin of qualifications

British qualifications

Type of degree

2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you are a UK student and completed your undergraduate degree abroad, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Austrian qualifications

A Bachelor degree or Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH) with a final result of at least Gut.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Mexican qualifications

A Título de Licenciado or Título (Profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Danish qualifications

A Bachelor degree, Candidatus Philosophiae, Diplomingeniør (Engineer), Professionsbachelor (Professional Bachelor degree) or Korrespondenteksamen with a final overall result of at least 7 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Kazakhstani qualifications

A Bakalavr (Bachelor degree) or Specialist Diploma with a final overall result of at least 4.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.2 on a 4-point scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Malaysian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Division 1).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Dutch qualifications

A Bachelor degree or Doctoraal with a final overall result of at least 7 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

German qualifications

A Bachelor degree, Esrte Staatsprüfung (Primarstufe / Sekundarstufe I), Fachhochschuldiplom / Diplom (FH) or Magister Artium with a final overall result of at least 2.5 (Gut).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Nigerian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Norwegian qualifications

A Bachelorgrad (Bachelor degree), Candidatus/a Magisterii, Sivilingeniør or Siviløkonom with a final overall result of at least B.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Chinese qualifications

A four year Bachelor degree with a final overall score of at least 80% depending on the institution attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Greek qualifications

A University Bachelor degree (Ptychio) or Diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Thai qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least CGPA 3.0.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Indian qualifications

Typically, we require a Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least First Class. However, due to the number of different grading scales in use, we ask that you upload a copy of the grading scale used by your institution, along with your transcript, when you submit your application.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Italian qualifications

A Laurea, Laurea in Ingegneria / Architettura, Diploma Accademico di Primo Livello, Diploma di Mediatore Linguistico or Licenza di Academia di Belle Arti with a final result of at least 102 out of 110.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Taiwanese qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 75% depending on the institution attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries. If you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 or above. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the course.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Australian qualifications

A Bachelor Honours degree with a final result of at least Second Class (Upper Division) or a Bachelor degree with a final result of Distinction or higher.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Belgian qualifications

A Bachelier, Licencié or Licentiaat and other two cycle diplomas with a final overall score of at least 16 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Brazilian qualifications

A Titulo de Bacharel, Titulo de (subject area) or Licenciado/a with a final overall result of at least 7.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Canadian qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Honours) or Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least CGPA 3.0 on a 4-point scale (B or 70%). Please contact us if your institution uses a different grading scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Cypriot qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Ptychio) with a final overall result of at least 6.5 out of 10.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

French qualifications

A Grade de licence / Grade de licence professionnelle with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Hong Kongese qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Honours) with a final overall result of Second Class (Division 1) Honours or 3.0 out of 4.0.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Singaporean qualifications

A strong Bachelor (Honours) degree when studied at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Institute of Technology or Singapore University of Social Sciences with a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper) Honours, or a strong Bachelor degree when studied at Singapore Management University (SMU) or Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Typically, we require a final overall result of at least Second Class (Upper) Honours, 60% or B, however we ask that you upload a copy of the grading scale used by your institution, along with your transcript, when you submit your application due to the range of grading scales used by different institutions.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Japanese qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Gakushi) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Portuguese qualifications

A Licenciado with a final overall result of at least 15 out of 20.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Saudi Arabian qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 3.5 on a 5-point scale or 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Emirati qualifications

A Bachelor degree with a final overall result of at least 3 out of 4, 80% or B.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

South Korean qualifications

A Bachelor degree (Haksa) with a final overall result of at least 3.0 out of 4.3 or 3.5 out of 4.5.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Swiss qualifications

A Bachelor Degree (Baccalauréat Universitaire) with a final overall result of at least 5 out of 6.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Turkish qualifications

A Lisans Diplomasi (Bachelor degree) or Mühendis Diplomasi with a final overall score of at least GPA 2.8-3.0 on a 4-point scale, depending on the institution you have attended.

Type of degree

Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content.

If you studied your undergraduate degree in the UK, your qualification must be equivalent to a 2:1 or above.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Work experience

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

English language requirements

IELTS

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

These results must be no more than two years old from the start date of your MSc course.

Read more on the IELTS website.

IELTS alternatives

We also accept other language tests, including PTE Academic, TOEFL. iBT, CPE and CAE.

Read more about alternative language tests.

If you have already taken a test but have not met the required standard, you can apply to take a pre-sessional course at the University. Find out more about pre-sessional courses.

If you are already studying in the UK

If you completed all of your undergraduate studies in:

  • the UK
  • a country where English is the official first language

You may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Combined offers

If you have an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or 5.5 you may qualify for a combined offer.

Five-week course

An overall IELTS score of 6.0 may allow you to take a five-week English course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Ten-week course

An overall IELTS score of 5.5 may allow you to take a ten-week course before your MSc. Each of your listening, reading, writing and speaking scores must be at least 5.5.

Find out more about combined offers.

Fees and funding

Fees and funding information for Finance with Banking MSc

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Extra costs

All School of Management MSc courses have a £60 application fee. Do not pay the fee until you have completed your application. You can pay the fee using the University’s online payment system.

If we offer you a place on a course, you will need to pay a £1,500 deposit to secure it.

How to pay

Tuition fee loans

If you are studying a postgraduate course, you may be able to take out a loan for your tuition fees and living costs.

Read more about tuition fee loans

Scholarships and bursaries

School of Management Scholarships

We have over 40 scholarships worth between £5000 to £10,000 open to UK and Overseas applicants.

Read more about scholarships

Other payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card or bank transfer. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Budgeting

As well as the cost of books, you will also need to cover the cost of scanning and photocopying. You should budget at least £100 for this.

Some courses involve engagement away from the University campus, and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs for these optional events.

Application information


  • Course title
    Finance with Banking
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    TDUMN-FB03
  • Department
  • Location
    University of Bath
    Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
  • Home application deadline
    31 August 2023

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full.

  • Overseas application deadline
    30 June 2023

    We recommend you apply early as we may close applications before the deadline if a course is full. We may consider late applications but if you need a Student Visa to study in the UK, you will need time to apply for and receive your visa to be in the UK by the start of the course.

  • Application eligibility
    Home and Overseas students are eligible to apply
  • Regulator

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Contemporary issues in finance practice

5 credits

This unit is:

Develop a broad understanding of the topical issues in the finance practice. You'll learn how theory is applied in practice and the challenges you may face as a finance practitioner. Topics covered will change to reflect contemporary finance, but some topics we would have explored in recent years include blockchain, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency.

Dissertation

30 credits

Research a topic in detail. You'll be able to focus on either an academic research question(s) or a practical challenge. Your analysis might be based on primary data, secondary data or a synthesis of existing literature. You’ll produce recommendations for theory and/or practice.

Econometrics and data analysis for accounting and finance

10 credits

Develop a fundamental understanding of various research methods, econometrics techniques and data analysis tools for accounting and finance research. You'll also develop the skills and knowledge to obtain information through database research. You'll conduct a comprehensive investigation over a range of accounting and financial relationships and evaluate your findings.

This unit spans the following periods of study:

Financial engineering

5 credits

Develop a broad understanding of derivatives and how they are used for investment, risk management and trading decisions. You'll learn mathematical and computational techniques to value and hedge a variety of derivatives and structured securities.

Financial statement analysis and equity valuation

5 credits

This unit is:

Develop a broad understanding of both the theory and the practice of financial statement analysis. You'll learn about valuation techniques and how to use them in equity valuation.

Fundamentals of finance

10 credits

Develop your understanding of the key theoretical principles of:

You'll develop the knowledge and skills to analyse corporate policy, identify and apply the appropriate techniques for investment appraisals and price financial assets.

Introduction to quantitative finance

5 credits

Develop a broad understanding of the complete and incomplete markets and how to apply them to asset pricing. You'll also explore a range of financial derivatives and gain the skills to apply mathematical tools to price and hedge financial instruments.

Investment and portfolio management

5 credits

Develop your understanding of the fundamental principles of portfolio theory and investment decisions. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to:

Investment banking

5 credits

Develop your understanding of the principles of investment banking. You'll explore the role of investment banks in the financial services sector and the global economy.

Principles of banking

10 credits

In this unit you will develop a broad understanding of the theory of banking, the role of banks in the economy, the main types of services offered by banks, the regulatory framework in which banks operate and various aspects of their operation. You will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate a range of interactions between banks and their clients, analyse their performance and assess the susceptibility of banks to financial fragility.

This unit spans the following periods of study:

Programming for finance

5 credits

Develop your understanding of programming languages used in the finance industry, like Python, SQL, C++ and JavaScript. You'll learn to apply your coding skills to a variety of financial problems like:

Risk management for banking

5 credits

Develop your understanding of the key types of risks banks face, like market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk. You'll gain the skills to apply various techniques to manage these risks.

Summer internship

30 credits

Apply your academic knowledge in a real job with a summer internship at an organisation. You'll develop your skills, learn about an industry and gain experience of a practical work environment.

We can't guarantee internships, but our MSc Careers team will support you with your job search and at all stages of the application process.

Technology and financial services

5 credits

Develop your understanding of how to apply recent technological innovations in the finance sector and their implications for financial services. You'll explore topics like: