Entry requirements

Students are required to have a 2:2 Honours degree, or equivalent in any discipline.

Non-standard qualifications will be considered for entry on their own merit.
All applicants will be required to complete a standard application form and may be invited to attend an informal interview if required.
Candidates should also meet the University's requirements for English.

Months of entry

February, May

Course content

This MSc course in Banking and Finance will enhance your professional skills and employability in the banking and finance sector.

Course overview

Aligned with the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) syllabus, this course gives you the skills you need to work in today’s banking and finance industry with a focus on concepts such as credit risk management, strategy, corporate governance and ethics, sustainability, and quantitative techniques.

You will learn through hands-on experience the importance of innovation within banking and finance to increase your future employability.

In the final year, students have the opportunity to apply key skills within their final projects in the form of a dissertation, new business development proposal or a case study analysis.

Why study this course with us?

This course prepares you for today’s banking and finance world and covers core concepts such as credit risk management, corporate governance, market, and securities alongside the information technology skills needed to enhance your employability.

Our academics have both the industry and academic credentials to ensure that the application of theory into practice is at the heart of your course. You will have the opportunity to create a network of like-minded peers.

The location of Chester Business School provides a unique opportunity to add value to this course by providing expert masterclasses from local, top-ranking companies such as Bank of America, M&S Bank, Airbus and Bentley Motors.

In addition, the final project offers the choice to directly influence your professional interests and career goals. Your assessments will include case studies to give you the practical experience employers are looking for.


Students will take six modules to gain greater understanding in the areas of corporate governance and ethics, investment banking, operations, and technology.

There is also a final project which may take the form of a dissertation, case study analysis or the writing of a new business proposal.

Teaching methods

The course will be delivered at Queen’s Park.

Delivery will be blended between classroom and online provision.


Assessment will be via coursework (100%).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSci
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Chester Business School