Entry requirements

The admission requirement is normally an Honours degree from a good university, with an 'excellent' or 'very good' classification, in a subject with a quantitative component for example: economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, physics, management science/operations research. Candidates with a good honours degree in Accounting or Business with successful completion of at least one statistics course will be considered on an individual basis. Work experience is not a requirement for entry to the programme. However, relevant work may increase your chances of acceptance.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective Managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

Whilst there are many Masters degrees involving banking offered in the UK, the vast majority provide descriptive material about what banks actually do. The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions Managers in banks should make and how to make them. The course has been designed by asking the question ‘what skills do Managers in risk functions need to be technically excellent at their job.’ This approach is unique and has shaped the content of modules and the structure of the programme.

The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Team
+44 (0) 131 650 9663