Economics, Banking and Finance at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Our MSc Economics, Banking and Finance degree is designed to combine the analytical rigour of an Economics course with an in-depth coverage of major areas of Banking and Finance. You will systematically analyse and understand decision making in the context of economies and financial systems in a globalised world. Economics studies the behaviour of individuals, businesses, and governments in the face of various constraints. You will learn to critically evaluate the behaviour of key players in economies and financial systems and to assess the consequences for individuals, society or the sustainability of economic and financial development. The course is distinctive in being applied in nature with a strong policy focus, particularly emphasising aspects of financial development, stability and crises as well as sustainability. In your third semester, you’ll take part in a large scale Applied Research Project. This will give you the opportunity to use your skills in a real-life setting, tailored to your individual needs and aspirations. You can choose between pursuing academic research or undertaking a consultancy-style project. Why choose this degree?

  • apply advanced economic knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve issues in diverse situations within economies and financial systems.
  • synthesise and critically evaluate the conduct of key players in economies and financial systems.
  • demonstrate the ability to make recommendations for organisational practice based on theoretical insights.
  • develop a critical understanding of the role of the economics, banking and finance disciplines in the global context.
  • understand the environmental, social, governance and ethical problems that may occur in economies and financial systems and apply appropriate frameworks or professional codes to resolve such problems.
Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.


In your first semester you will study Principles of Economics, Using Quantitative Data in Economic Analysis and Economics of Banking and Finance. In semester two you will explore Financial Systems in the Global Economy and Financial Regulation, Supervision and Monetary Policy, as well as an optional module. In your final semester you will study a large scale Applied Research Project. You will also study ongoing learning modules: Professional Practice in Economics and Research Methods for Economists.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used across the course. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects.

Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in one of the following fields: economics, business, management, finance or another social science-related subject (containing quantitative methods at level 1 as a minimum), or a quantitatively-based subject such as science, engineering or maths. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career. One academic reference is required. If English is not your first language we usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests. For a 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Fees and funding

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Economics, Banking and Finance at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS