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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Marylebone Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries, our MSc Finance (Banking pathway) degree aims to equip you 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. It combines a broad range of topics, including finance, economics, quantitative methods and big data analysis.

Study with us and, 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 Chartered Banker, the gold standard for professionals working in the banking sector.

You'll 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.

In our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Suite (FMS), you'll receive hands-on training and have access to live and historical news and data, experiencing the same Bloomberg platform used by leading global investment banks. You’ll gain a real-world understanding of assets, indices, currencies, derivatives, stocks, shares and interest rates, better preparing you for the business and finance world that awaits.

Our graduates have gone on to work for large banks, including Standard Chartered, Citibank, Société Générale and Paribas.

Our course was designed with input from a range of industry professionals with expertise in financial markets, institutions and financial regulation.

Application deadline

26 August 2022

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    114th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

The university has a strong reputation for being one of the most diverse and welcoming, international universities in the UK.
Experienced lecturers use modern teaching methods, featuring teamwork, live industry briefs and opportunities to network with practising professionals.
Based in London, students have access to top employers and a vibrant cultural life including world-leading museums, galleries, libraries and music venues.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 105 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    123 55%

    47th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    40.0 40%

    79th

    32
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    58th

    17

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