Newcastle University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Banking and Finance (Taught)

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Course summary

Develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries. Our Banking and Finance degree will:

  • teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets
  • strengthen your understanding of the role of other financial intermediaries
You'll develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries. Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has increased the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. We have seen worldwide growth in the financial services sector. This has increased the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. What you'll learn We will teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets. You'll also understand the role of other financial intermediaries. You'll study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on issues related to financial markets and institutions. We will provide you with the opportunity to understand and critically analyse:
  • the role of commercial and investment banks within international financial markets
  • the functioning of financial markets
  • a wide range of investment management topics
Advanced statistical software Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:
  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
Financial databases You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:
  • Thompson Financial's DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • ORBIS (cross-border investment)
  • Bloomberg – access to Bloomberg trading terminals is available on campus only
You'll use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation. Your development You'll develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of:
  • the role of retail and investment banks in modern economies
  • the operational behaviour of banks, financial markets and investors
  • contemporary debates in international financial markets
  • empirical modelling techniques in the areas of economics and finance
  • how to synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations
Professional accreditation CFA® Institute University Recognition Programe Get ahead with your studies towards the CFA® examinations. We are part of CFA Institute's University Affiliation Program, which means that our courses incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK), promoting ethics based investment education for developing investment professionals. As a student on this course, you would be entitled to apply for one of the CFA Institute's scholarships. The Student Scholarship waives the one-time CFA Program enrolment fee and reduces the exam registration fee, which includes access to the eBook curriculum. Chartered Banker Institute Benefit from our Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence status. This course has a Chartered Banker pathway so you can achieve the Associated or full Member status of the Chartered Banker Institute. ‌ Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) You have an opportunity to become a CISI member free of charge. Our partner status make sure you will be well prepared to sit the CISI Level 6 Financial Markets exam, as well as for your future career in investment and wealth management.‌You will also benefit from our status as a Chartered CISI Partner University. The CISI is a leading international professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning. Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • EQUIS
  • Association of MBAs

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp of: •basic calculus •probability theory •statistical inference If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a 2:2 honours degree and substantial, relevant, professional experience. International Students: To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements. Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests. The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.


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Banking and Finance at Newcastle University - UCAS