Location
United Kingdom
Dates
Starts Sep 2019 (1 year)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Accreditation
Yes (Details)
Language
English
Course Fee
$44,195

Course Overview

The banking and financial markets face many complex challenges. We'll provide you with the expertise to understand and overcome them. By the end of your course, you'll have all the skills you need for a huge range of careers across the sector. Our expert researchers and practitioners will provide innovative theories on key issues in the industry. And you'll have plenty of opportunities to put it into practice. Our industry-standard software and datasets, and our virtual trading floor give you the chance to test your skills - using the same tools as the professionals.

Key benefits:

  • You'll develop a thorough knowledge of commercial and investment banking - as well as the changing structure of the international financial industry.
  • At our central London school, you'll be taught by financial experts with a huge range of industry experience.
  • Our latest research informs your course. And we'll help you turn theory into practice so you can use what you learn in the working world.
  • We have an extensive network of contacts from a wide variety of financial organisations. So you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn from inspiring guest speakers, putting their insider knowledge into practice in real-world scenarios.

Who should take this course

Undergraduate degree with high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, finance or other relevant subject) or equivalent overseas qualification. Our programme is most suitable if you have some quantitative background in either finance and/or economics or have a degree with some quantitative elements.

Accreditation

MSc

Course content

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required Modules:

You are required to take:

  • Quantitative Methods for Finance (15 credits)
  • Investments (15 credits)
  • Commercial and Investment Banking (15 credits)
  • Financial Statements (15 credits)
  • Financial Derivatives (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional Modules:

In addition, you are required to take 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Asset Pricing (15 credits)
  • Empirical Finance (15 credits)
  • Applied Risk Management for Banking (15 credits)
  • Financial Econometrics (15 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Empirical Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Financial Regulation & Governance (15 credits)
  • Topics in Applied Finance (15 credits)
  • Behavioural Finance (15 credits)

King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.

Fees:

  • Full time overseas fees:

About Course Provider

King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England.

King's vision is to make the world a better place, building on our history of pioneering research that has advanced and shaped modern life, such as: the discovery of the structure of DNA; research to better understand autism and develop life-changing therapies; informing air pollution awareness and policy; research that led to the development of radio, radar, television and mobile phones; and making maths available to the underprivileged. These are all ways that we are having a transformational impact on society.

Our intellectually rigorous teaching environment is coupled with a commitment to providing a rich and supportive student experience. We have more than 31,000 students (of whom nearly 12,800 are postgraduates, with 1,000 students enrolled in online masters courses) from 150 countries worldwide, meaning that students are part of a truly international community. Our 8,500 members of staff collaborate with students to help them get the most out of their degree. Many of our academics are also researchers working within and influencing their industries, meaning that students learn the latest thinking and understand its practical and contemporary relevance.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas'‚Äč, King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services.

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