Banking and Finance MSс

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Banking and Finance MSс

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      12 Months

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 13,000 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 22,000

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Liverpool University’s MSc in Banking and Finance gives you an understanding of commercial banking, investment banking, and how the finance industry is changing to meet international pressures. This will equip you well to take on a challenging career nearly anywhere in the international or domestic finance sectors.

    Upon successfully completing this program and your dissertation, you will be eligible to call yourself a Chartered Banker, as a member of the Chartered Banker Institute. This is one of the oldest professional banking bodies in the world, and your certification will be recognised all over the UK and around the world.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is delivered over a single year. It involves 8 taught modules across 2 semesters, as well as an extensive dissertation in semester 3.

    • Credit and Lending

    Here you’ll learn about the roles of credit and lending in today’s banking industry, and gain a critical understanding of the banking system in general.

    • Bank Regulation and Ethics

    You’ll explore how banking is regulated, as well as the ethics of modern banking. You’ll look at the post-2008 regulatory landscape in particular.

    • Financial Reporting and Analysis

    You’ll learn how to understand, interpret and analyse annual reports and financial statements, and to understand the different categories of assets.

    • Quantitative Methods and Economies

    You’ll look at statistics, probability theory, hypothesis testing and many other tools you’ll need to analyse financial matters accurately.

    • Risk Management in Banking

    You’ll learn how risk management is handled on a practical level, including asset and liability management.

    • Derivatives and Alternatives

    You’ll explore swaps, options, futures and forwards as well as various alternative investment types.

    • Corporate Finance

    You’ll look at investment decision making, sensitivity and risk, capital structures, mergers and acquisitions.

    • Research Skills

    Here you’ll learn to collect, analyse and interpret data both for academic and professional purposes.

    Learning & Teaching

    Liverpool University uses research-led teaching methods and virtually all of the modules at the Masters level are delivered by internationally renowned experts in academia or industry. You’ll study (and contribute to) the latest learning in this exciting and rewarding field. Several modules will be focused on research methods or on giving you the skills you need to complete your dissertation.

    Career Possiblities

    This program is intended to prepare graduates for a career in banking, either domestically or internationally. Other graduates go into banking regulation, consultancy or to work at some of the world’s finest central banks. Others still go into higher level research or doctoral programs.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Potential students must have achieved a good honours degree at 2:1 or better to apply for Liverpool University’s Banking and Finance MSc degree program. This degree should include a great deal of quantitative study, but need not have been directly related to banking or finance.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    Overseas students must have achieved an equivalent level of academic accreditation to EU and UK students. A list of the overseas accreditations accepted can be found here.

    In addition you will have to provide proof of fluency in the English Language. This could be an IELTS score of 6.5 overall and no less than 6.0 in any individual component. However, several other tests are accepted.

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