Banking, Finance and Risk Management

Postgraduate degree

Banking, Finance and Risk Management

On this programme you will gain an in-depth knowledge of finance and banking, as well as risk management, elevating your skills in-line with increased workplace demand.

Start Date:

September 2022

January 2023

 

Duration:

MSc: 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time) plus optional year-long placement (FT only)
PGDip: 8 months (full-time) or 18 months (part-time)
PGCert: 4 months (full-time) or 8 months (part-time)

Degree Type:

MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Number of credits:

MSc: 180 credits at Level 7
PGDip: 120 credits at Level 7
PGCert: 60 credits at Level 7

Faculty:

Business and Law

Postgraduate and Doctoral digital open evening

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 5–7pm

Course and Module Details

Overview

Course subject to validation

Are you currently working in, or looking to move into, the financial services industry? This distinct new MSc programme provides an innovative and flexible approach allowing you to upskill or specialise in your career.

The addition of risk management to this programme makes this a unique degree which will prepare you for a number of roles in business and finance, including risk officer.

You can choose to complete the full masters programme, or a shorter PGCert or PGDip. The programme consists of the following pathways:

  • PG Certificate Banking & Finance
  • PG Certificate Risk Management
  • PG Diploma Banking, Finance & Risk Management
  • MSc in Banking, Finance & Risk Management

MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management

If you choose to do the full masters programme you will learn about international corporate finance, strategic investment and banking and wealth management. You will also complete modules looking at risk management and corporate governance, how to identify and manage risks and how to measure and monitor organisational resilience and sustainability.  

On the MSc you will also develop practical research skills and undertake a consultancy project or research-based dissertation.

Banking and Finance pathway

On this pathway you will focus solely on international corporate finance, strategic investment and banking and wealth management.

Risk Management pathway

This pathway will cover risk management, corporate governance, and project risk appraisal. You will learn how to identify and manage risks and how to measure and monitor organisational resilience and sustainability. 

Whichever pathway you choose, you will develop key skills in information searching, data collection, problem-solving, communications, and report-writing.

Modules will be assessed by coursework assignments and you will apply your knowledge to specific business contexts.

You will keep up-to-date with business and financial news, and current issues facing businesses and the financial services industry through case-studies and peer-to-peer debate.

Employability skills are embedded into the programme. For example, you will use learning logs to personalise your learning and become a reflective practitioner.

Modules

International Corporate Finance (20 credits)
Compulsory (for all except PG Certificate Risk Management)

Strategic Investment Appraisal (20 credits)
Compulsory (for all except PG Certificate Risk Management)

Banking & Wealth Management (20 credits)
Compulsory (for all except PG Certificate Risk Management)

Risk Management & Corporate Governance (20 credits)
Compulsory (for all except PG Certificate Banking & Finance)

Project Risk Appraisal & Management (20 credits)
Compulsory (for all except PG Certificate Banking & Finance)

Organisational Resilience & Sustainability (20 credits)
Compulsory (for all except PG Certificate Banking & Finance)

Business Research Methods (20 credits)
Compulsory (MSc only)

Dissertation (40 credits)
Optional

Consultancy Project (40 credits)
Optional

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International
TBC TBC

Career Options

The Banking and Finance pathways will prepare you to work in either corporate finance or in the financial services industry. Whereas the Risk Management pathways will help you secure work in business risk management, project management or hybrid roles.

These pathways combined will allow you to take on general management, hybrid or consultancy roles in a wide range of sectors.

On the MSc, the consultancy project will help prepare you for a career as a consultant, whilst the dissertation option allows you to explore a relevant topic of your choice in-depth and may lead to further research/study (i.e. a doctorate programme).

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply now for any programme starting in Autumn 2021, January or February 2022 or September 2022.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs

 

To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

No, you can save and revisit your application form and can contact us directly at any time if you need advice or assistance.

We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

Need help before you apply?

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We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

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