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Course summary

The banking and financial markets face many complex challenges. We’ll provide you with the expertise to understand and overcome them. By the end of your course, you’ll have all the skills you need for a huge range of careers across the sector. Our expert researchers and practitioners will provide innovative theories on key issues in the industry. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to put it into practice. Our industry-standard software and datasets, and our virtual trading floor give you the chance to test your skills – using the same tools as the professionals. Key benefits You’ll develop a thorough knowledge of commercial and investment banking – as well as the changing structure of the international financial industry. At our central London school, you’ll be taught by financial experts with a huge range of industry experience. Our latest research informs your course. And we’ll help you turn theory into practice so you can use what you learn in the working world. We have an extensive network of contacts from a wide variety of financial organisations. So you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from inspiring guest speakers, putting their insider knowledge into practice in real-world scenarios.


You are required to take: • Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits) • Investments (15 credits) • Commercial and Investment Banking (15 credits) • Financial Statements (15 credits) • Financial Derivatives (15 credits) • Dissertation (60 credits) Optional Modules In addition, you are required to take 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include: • Asset Pricing (15 credits) • Empirical Finance (15 credits) • Applied Risk Management for Banking (15 credits) • Financial Econometrics (15 credits) • Corporate Finance (15 credits) • Empirical Macroeconomics (15 credits) • Banking Regulation (15 credits) • Topics in Applied Finance (15 credits) • Behavioural Finance (15 credits) King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change.

Assessment method

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. Throughout the degree students are assessed by a variety of methods, which could include written examinations, coursework and individual or group projects and presentations. The dissertation will be assessed on one 15,000-word extended piece of writing. Assignment feedback is provided within four working weeks of submission.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, finance or other relevant subject) or equivalent overseas qualification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £35500 Year 1
International £35500 Year 1
England £35500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £35500 Year 1
Scotland £35500 Year 1
Wales £35500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Banking and Finance at King's College London, University of London - UCAS