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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Build an excellent career in the banking and finance industry. Explore the challenges facing financial markets and the global banking sector. Uncover the complexities of intricate financial principles and data applications to investment problems. Investment analysts, financial advisors and managers require a thorough understanding of many complex and challenging aspects of banking and financial markets, and our course is explicitly designed to equip you with these essential skills. The MSc in Banking & Finance at King’s Business School offers a comprehensive finance education. You’ll discover a wide range of topics including commercial & investment banking, financial derivatives, risk management, financial regulation and behavioural finance. By the end of your course, you’ll have all the skills you need for a huge range of careers across the sector.

Course detail

The MSc in Banking & Finance at King’s Business School is an innovative course designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the finance and banking industry. The programme will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills, preparing you for a range of careers across the finance sector and expose you to challenges raised by the availability of large dataset in corporate finance and asset returns. The course is suitable for students who have studied finance previously at an undergraduate level, those who have studied management / business / economics, or those who come from quantitative disciplines such as Maths, Engineering or Physics.

Teaching and assessment

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.

Career prospects

Graduates from programmes run previously by the programme directors are highly sought after by investment banks, corporate risk management units, insurance companies, fund management institutions, financial regulatory bodies, brokerage firms and trading companies. Recent employers of these graduates include Capital Investment, Credit Suisse, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, Fitch Ratings, HSBC and Morgan & Stanley. Some graduates have pursued research degrees in financial mathematics.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 35,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 105

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    175 79%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    91st

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