Taught course

Finance Banking and Insurance

University of Westminster, London · Accounting, Finance and Governance

Entry requirements

Successful applicants should have either: A UK Honours degree (minimum lower second class) in accounting, finance, insurance, economics, business studies or social science, or an overseas equivalent; any other UK Honours degree (minimum lower second class) or the overseas equivalent (plus evidence of quantitative skills and computer literacy); a UK or overseas professional accountancy qualification (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, etc...)

Months of entry


Course content

The course is designed to give students an essential understanding of the characteristics of the Finance, Banking and Insurance markets.

The course begins by giving students a thorough understanding of these markets before allowing students to broaden their knowledge through the selection of option modules.

Core modules:

Global Banking;
Insurance Markets and Operations;
Modern Finance;
Research Methods;
International Risk Management;
Compliance & Law in Banking & Insurance;

Option modules:

Financial Derivatives;
Modern Portfolio Management;
Fixed Income Analysis & Trading;
International Financial Reporting;
Forecasting Markets & Risk Modelling;
Financial Markets & Institutions;
Banking Risk & Operations;
Advanced Topics in Insurance Markets.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

Fees and funding

A number of tuition fee scholarships are available to students demonstrating an excellent scholastic record in undergraduate studies and/or evidence of excellence in previous employment, business or community service.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7911 5000