Master and PhD Programs > Master+ in Banking and Finance

The Master+ in Banking and Finance is a unique opportunity to follow a standard Master program combined with a specific training delivered by a well-established Research Center LAPE dedicated to banking studies in Université de Limoges in France.

Teaching staff are active scholars in Banking or Financial Risk practitioners. The program also hosts international visiting professors who are leading experts in their field.

This Master+ one-year program is fully taught in English. Applicants must provide satisfactory evidence that they have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English. A minimum score of 90 on TOEFL IBT and 6.5 on IELTS is highly reccommended if the candidate does not hold an English-taught Bachelor degree.

Compulsory Courses

• Financial Economics

• Bank Risk and Regulation

• Bank Structure and Competition

• Banking and Credit Risk

• Banking and Market Risk

• Econometrics of Banking and Finance

Optional Courses (2 out of 3)

• Portfolio Management

• Quantitative Finance

• Derivatives

Compulsory Dissertation

• 15000 words in journal article format

• Research Methodology

• Communication and Exposure

Compulsory Research Training Program in Banking and Finance (Intermediary module)

Students will also follow the Intermediary module of the Research Training Program in Banking and Finance delivered by LAPE research center with the aim of acquiring state of the art skills to conduct an empirical research in that area (Training on Writing Research Papers, Handling Datasets and Softwares, Research Seminar Series,....). Separate fees will be charged for this program.

How to Apply& Application package

Candidates should submit the following :

1) E-candidate Application Form

2) Valid ID Card or Passport

3) Detailed CV

4) Support letter(s)

5) Transcript of records

6) English Certificate(s) (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch using :

Special point

Applicants from a country using the CEF procedure need to apply only through CEF at the French embassy (campus France office) by mentioning that this is a totally English-taught program (French test not required).


The University of Limoges provides financial support for a limited number of students with outstanding records. The number (1 to 4) and the amount (2500 euros to 5000 euros per academic year) of scholarships vary from year to year.

Submission Deadline :

June 12, 2022

Registration fees :

Separate fees can be charged for the Research Training Program.