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.
Months of entry
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
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
- 0207 911 5000