Applicants should have: A good relevant first degree (usually 2.2 or an equivalent qualification) from a recognised university or higher education institute. • Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a secure English language test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies. • Candidates with accounting and finance professional qualifications are also welcome to apply.
Months of entry
This programme of study is designed specifically for students wishing to embark on a career in the global world of banking and financial services. It is also ideal for bankers who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge and advance their careers. You will gain a competitive edge by acquiring an advanced and critical understanding of theoretical frameworks and applied aspects of banking, financial regulation, financial markets, bank management and corporate financial management. Within this programme, continued emphasis is given to practical application of banking and finance knowledge and techniques. This will allow you to develop the ability to research issues, analyse and solve problems and operate effectively in the context of modern banking and finance environments.
Recognising that the banking industry and financial markets are highly globalised and dynamic, the programme has been developed so that it incorporates a study of different banking systems, international financial markets and emerging global trends and developments in banking in its core content. Our innovative option courses offer you a chance to explore, in-depth, cutting edge developments in areas such as risk management, financial trading techniques, portfolio management and project finance.
The dissertation element will give you a unique chance to develop your research abilities and deepen your expertise in an area of banking and finance in which they have developed a specific interest during the course. Guest lectures are delivered by leading academics and senior executives from banks and other financial institutions to keep students attuned with the latest developments in this dynamic sector.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide an intellectually demanding and flexible programme that examines the key theoretical underpinnings and applied elements of banking, financial markets and financial institutions and offer opportunities to engage with related areas of specialism
- To develop your understanding and appreciation of contemporary and defining issues faced by bankers and finance professionals through reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and teaching which is enhanced by research and professional practice
- To enable you to become a competent practitioner in the field of banking and finance by equipping you with a blend of knowledge, technical skills, creativity and ethical values required to perform effectively in key management and strategic roles.
- Financial Management (30 credits)
- Financial Markets and Bank Management (30 credits)
- Global Banking and Financial Regulation (30 credits)
- Foundations of Scholarship (15 credits)
- Research Methods (15 credits)
- Dissertation (45 credits)
- One option from: Project Finance; Topics in Risk Management; Financial Trading Techniques; Portfolio Management (15 credits)
Information for international students
Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or equivalent
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 020 8331 9000