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Postgraduate Taught

MSc Money, Banking and Finance

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Economics

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Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Typical offer

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A 2:2 degree (50%+) with honours in an Economics or Business related discipline.

Contextual offers


  • 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.
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Programme Director: Dr Pradeep Kumar

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A Day in the Life - Postgraduate at the University of Exeter.

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Times Higher Education Awards 2022

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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

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree with honours in an Economics or related discipline, 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 B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Studying Money, Banking and Finance has been an extremely rewarding and wonderful experience. It has drastically bolstered my knowledge thus boosting my confidence about my future. I have never felt more prepared for what lies ahead.  

The best part about the course is the abundance of modules you have to choose from.  Having this option available to me gave me the opportunity to broaden my skill set while also giving me the invaluable opportunity to explore other avenues in the world of finance. What enhanced my study experience at Exeter was just how enthusiastic and approachable my lecturers were, which is something I benefitted from greatly as I never found myself hesitating to ask for support as and when I needed it throughout the duration of my course.  

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MSc Money, Banking and Finance

Course content

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.

  • During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
  • Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.
  • Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list.


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£19,100 full-time

International fees per year:

£31,000 full-time


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries 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.

Research-led teaching

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.

Economics research

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:

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Our MSc is designed for students interested in a career in finance and economics in the international banking sector. You’ll learn important economic concepts and apply advanced economics and finance theories to commercial money markets and banking.

Dr Pradeep Kumar

Senior Lecturer in Economics


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.

Career paths

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.

Potential employers

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:

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.

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Enhance your degree with Study Abroad opportunities

For more information on QTEM and Double Degrees and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.