Norwich Business School

MSc BANKING AND FINANCE

Key details 

MSC BANKING AND FINANCE

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment 

Your skills and knowledge will mainly be assessed through coursework. This includes both formative and summative assessment, and group as well as individual work. The ultimate purpose is to help you gain a better understanding of the various concepts covered in the modules, improve your writing and presentation skills, and familiarise you with real-world practice. Moreover, the assessment in the modules you will be attending will help you identify areas of interest. 

As a general principle, each module includes a mid-semester formative assessment and an end-of-semester summative assessment. The formative assessment may involve an individual or group project or a presentation, depending on the module. For one of the modules there is an exam. 

The final semester includes a dissertation where you have the chance to gain expertise on a topic of your interest and benefit from interaction with your supervisor. Through the process, you will also obtain useful research skills. 

 
Feedback 

You will receive feedback on your formative assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assignment, and you are strongly encouraged try to reflect on it. 

Module leaders will provide detailed feedback on your assignments in line with the UEA Senate Scale. The feedback form will be aligned with the marking criteria, which you will be told beforehand. Importantly, particular focus will be given to feed-forward as an effective mechanism for quality improvement. Marked work and feedback are usually returned within 20 working days from the submission. 

Your dissertation supervisor will provide regular feedback on drafts of your work and on your final dissertation during the second and third semester. There will be a series of meetings which will give you the opportunity to discuss your work, reflect on the feedback, and make an action plan for the next stages in order to achieve the best possible outcome. 

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Assessment for Year 1

Assessment 

Your skills and knowledge will mainly be assessed through coursework. This includes both formative and summative assessment, and group as well as individual work. The ultimate purpose is to help you gain a better understanding of the various concepts covered in the modules, improve your writing and presentation skills, and familiarise you with real-world practice. Moreover, the assessment in the modules you will be attending will help you identify areas of interest. 

As a general principle, each module includes a mid-semester formative assessment and an end-of-semester summative assessment. The formative assessment may involve an individual or group project or a presentation, depending on the module. For one of the modules there is an exam. 

The final semester includes a dissertation where you have the chance to gain expertise on a topic of your interest and benefit from interaction with your supervisor. Through the process, you will also obtain useful research skills. 

 
Feedback 

You will receive feedback on your formative assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final ‘summative’ assignment, and you are strongly encouraged try to reflect on it. 

Module leaders will provide detailed feedback on your assignments in line with the UEA Senate Scale. The feedback form will be aligned with the marking criteria, which you will be told beforehand. Importantly, particular focus will be given to feed-forward as an effective mechanism for quality improvement. Marked work and feedback are usually returned within 20 working days from the submission. 

Your dissertation supervisor will provide regular feedback on drafts of your work and on your final dissertation during the second and third semester. There will be a series of meetings which will give you the opportunity to discuss your work, reflect on the feedback, and make an action plan for the next stages in order to achieve the best possible outcome. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Degree subject

Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Management or a degree in a quantitative subject (such as Science or Engineering). NB: There is a numerical content in a range of modules on the course, students need a competent level of numeracy to complete the course

Additional entry requirements

INTO University of East Anglia

If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study one of the International Graduate Diploma programmes offered by our partner INTO UEA. These programmes guarantee progression to selected master's degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details please click here:

International Graduate Diploma in Business

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in only two components with 6.0 in the others)

  • PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in only two components with 64 in the others)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Course Reference Number: 4478098

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022/23 are: 

  • UK Students: £11,850 (full time) 

  • International Students: £20,400 (full time) 

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.  

Course Reference Number: 4478098

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 4478098
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1
Prepare for a career in banking and finance at the highest level, with a degree that combines theory, practice and research expertise. This internationally-focused and highly-respected Master’s will prepare you to excel on a global stage in the professional or academic sector. You will be qualified to work in commercial banking, asset management, hedge funds, consulting and accountancy firms, government bodies or academic institutions. This is a research-focused Master’s degree so a background in business, economics or any other quantitative subject, such as sciences is essential. You might be coming straight from undergraduate study, or you may have worked in industry for a time since graduating.
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