Taught course

Finance (Banking)

University of Westminster · Accounting, Finance and Governance

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first degree in finance, economics, business studies or management from a recognised institution (minimum lower second class honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area.

In exceptional cases, applicants may be accepted based on their professional qualifications or extensive work experience in the global financial services sector.

Months of entry


Course content

Responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries, this Finance MSc (Banking pathway) degree aims to equip students with the advanced skills to pursue careers in retail, commercial and private banking as a loan officer, private banker, private wealth consultant or to work within the back and middle offices of an investment bank, in risk management, administrative or support services.

The course combines a broad range of topics, including finance, economics, quantitative methods and big data analysis. On successful completion, Finance (Banking) MSc students will receive Associate Chartered Banker status with the Chartered Banker Institute. This is the first step on the ladder for professional recognition as a Chartered Banker, the gold standard for professionals working in the banking sector.

Students will study a common first semester providing a solid introduction to financial markets, institutions and intermediaries, and the function of banks in relation to these. This allows you to make a more informed choice about your specialist pathway (in Banking or International Finance) for the second semester, where you delve more into retail and investment banking, choosing options according to your interests, for example, in banking technology, compliance or behavioural finance.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0207 911 5000