Taught course

Banking and Finance

Keele University · Keele Business School

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Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree in any subject with second class lower (2:2) or an international equivalent. We will also consider students with equivalent industrial work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Banking and Finance is designed to produce bankers of the future by putting a strong emphasis on practical skills alongside academic rigour. This course is designed for students from all backgrounds who want to develop and deepen their knowledge of modern banking and its future trajectories.

Bankers are central to the functioning of modern economies and to the development of global trade. In recent years banking has undergone a revolution in terms of the types of services it provides and the way it provides them. For example, smart phones have opened up opportunities for providing new banking services. These radical change in banking has resulted in the need for specialists who are not only familiar with traditional finance but also with banking and other financial services in the digital environment. This MSc programme meets this demand. Alongside traditional subject matter you will study the core modules by the CBI that prepares you to sit for to the Advanced Diploma in Banking and Leadership in a Digital Age. On completing this programme not only will you have gained an MSc but you will have also insights into the developments of current and future banking.

This programme makes no assumption about the previous academic background of students and as such it provides an ideal route to students with background in the humanities and science and engineering into modern banking. This programme is upto date with regard to the latest developments in the field. For example the module on FinTech and Mobile Banking introduces students to the impact digitisation is having on banking and some of the developments in terms of new digital currencies such as BitCoin. It also offers students insights into the contributions made by banks in dealing with climate change. For example in the module Green Finance students study green bonds, which have been designed to finance climate change.

Information for international students


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    1 year / up to 20 months with entrepreneurship or placement pathway 2 years part-time / up to 24 to 36 months depending on pathway

Course contact details

Dr Chaowei Wang