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- Designed for students interested in a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector
- Delivered jointly by the Department of Economics and the Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, you’ll learn important economic concepts and apply advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking
- Gain intensive computer training on financial databases and software including Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, IQ, and Morning Star
- Select optional modules relevant to your career goals including portfolio management, FinTech, Experimental and Behavioural Economics, Bank Management, Economics of Public Finance
- Take advantage of our Double Degree options, where you can spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees.
UK Business School of the Year
Times Higher Education Awards 2022
Triple accredited Business School
Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
For UK and EU students, this means you can apply to the ESRC for funding assistance with both tuition fees and living expenses if you are intending to progress to a PhD.
Opportunity to gain two degrees by joining our Double Degree programme
A mid 2:2 degree (50%+) with honours in an Economics or related discipline from a recognised university, including degrees where Economics is a "minor" subject. Evidence of mathematical/quantitative ability is required.
We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.
Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements
International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.
UK fees per year:
International fees per year:
£1 million in Business School scholarships available
We want to ensure that postgraduate study remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future. We therefore have a range of full and part-fee scholarships for postgraduate students looking to study at the Business School in 2023. Please see our scholarships page for more information.
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have over £2.5 million in scholarships available, including our Global Excellence Scholarships* for international fee paying students.
For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit our dedicated funding page.
*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.
Teaching and research
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments. As a postgraduate students in the Department of Economics you will be able to participate in the established Economics Seminar Series.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.
Our programmes are designed to be flexible, whilst also giving you the opportunity to specialise if you wish. You will explore not only traditional economic models, but the latest application of economy theory including behavioural and experimental economics, giving you course content that is world-relevant.
We are a research-intensive faculty and our world-leading research is actively shaping the world around us, and we combine this with innovative teaching techniques, unique to our Business School. You can also participate in experiments contributing to this cutting-edge research through our state-of-the-art research laboratory FEELE (Finance and Economics Experimental Laboratory at Exeter).
Each programme draws upon the internationally rated research undertaken within the department, and the experience of our academics in developing economic policy at organisations such as the Bank of England, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the United Nations.
Conduct your own research
During your studies, you’ll take part in your own research by formulating an independent research question, conducting the research activities and writing up your findings in a 14,000-word dissertation – all in consultation with a supervisor.
Taught by leading experts
You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.
The Business School is home to the following research centres:
- Centre for Entrepreneurship
- Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Centre for Simulation, Analytics and Modelling (CSAM)
- Exeter Centre for Social Networks (ECSN)
- Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL)
- Exeter Sustainable Finance Centre (ESF)
- Initiative in the Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX)
- Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP)
- Research Methods Centre
- Tax Administration Research Centre (TARC)
- The Exeter Centre for Circular Economy (ECCE)
After studying Economics at an undergraduate level, I knew going forward that I wanted to focus more on money and banking, which is why I chose this programme. It is very interesting and a lot more practical than I thought. You see a lot more things that are at an applied level and how they can be used in real business, whereas at undergraduate level it was a lot more theoretical.
MSc Money, Banking and Finance
Preparing you for success
This Masters degree is designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. We’ll prepare you for your career by teaching you advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge.
Develop employer-valued skills
Our MSc in Money, Banking and Finance will enable you to develop the professional, financial and economic skills to make you a valuable asset from day one of your career.
Select modules to suit your future career
By carefully selecting your optional modules such as Banking and Financial Services, Domestic and International Portfolio Management, Financial Econometrics, International Trade and Regional Integration, you can start to develop an area of specialisation appropriate to your career plans.
This degree will prepare you for a variety of roles, particularly involving the application of advanced economics and finance theory to commercial money markets and banking. Developing applied IT skills through using Thomson Reuters Datastream and other financial databases and software systems as part of your modules, you will also be armed with the latest technical know-how to kick-start your career.
According to your location and career goals, you can choose to work in public or private sector roles, from large multinational banks, to government departments such as The Government Economic Service (GES). You might choose to forge a career in government economics via the HM Treasury, or the Bank of England also recruits graduates for its two-year Graduate Development Programme. Comparative organisations can be found in the country where you expect to start your career.
Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide range of organisations including China Merchants Bank, PWC, Bank of China, Standard Bank (Ghana) and ICBC Credit Suisse International (Hong Kong).
Good sources of information on careers in money and banking include:
- Prospects.ac.uk - Types of jobs: Accountancy, banking and finance
- Prospects.ac.uk - Economist: Employers and vacancy sources
- TARGETjobs - Finance graduate careers advice
Developing your skills and career prospects
The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop the skills employers require. Visit our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.
Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities
Spend your first year at Exeter and a second year at another world class international institution, resulting in two Masters degrees and the opportunity to expand your knowledge even further. We offer two fantastic Double Degree options with:
- Grenoble Ecole de Management in France
- Fudan University School of Economics in China**
For more information on QTEM and Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.