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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Programme description

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective Managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

Recent events demonstrate that the successful management of banks is of crucial importance to western economies. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary.

The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks.

While there are many masters degrees involving banking offered in the UK, the vast majority provide descriptive material about what banks actually do. The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions managers in banks should make and how to make them.

The course has been designed by asking the question ‘what skills do managers in risk functions need to be technically excellent at their job’. This approach is unique and has shaped the content of modules and the structure of the programme.

The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling.

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and welcoming city will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The school has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers.

Learning outcomes

Students who follow this programme will gain:

  • a knowledge of the economic roles and structure of banks in in different economies
  • knowledge and understanding of the different types of risks that banks face and how to measure them
  • knowledge and understanding of company financial statements
  • knowledge and understanding of statistical and econometric concepts
  • knowledge and understanding of risk models
  • knowledge of the economic and financial environments in which banks operate
  • detailed knowledge and understanding of credit scoring.

Tuition fees

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£ 27,000per year

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 103 4

    32nd out of 123 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    176 80%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    98th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    170 78%

    10th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    52nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    120th

    3

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