Study options also available at our Glasgow campus or by distance learning.
You are creative and confident, committed to success in whatever you do.
You know that international finance is dynamic, fast-moving, fast-changing. The MSc International Banking and Finance is designed for you.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), the Chartered Banker Institute and Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the MSc International Banking and Finance programme will give you the skills you'll need to manage bank operations:
Develop an in-depth understanding of banking and finance
Explore both domestic and international bank operations
Master financial and operational risk measurement and management
Learn practical application of financial and analytical techniques
Deepen your understanding of ethical decision-making
We collaborate with leading financial services organisations to keep our programme cutting-edge. We understand today's pressing issues in the international financial market - ensuring you will too.
Whatever role you choose to pursue, you'll be prepared to use your skills and insight for good. By protecting businesses and communities from unnecessary risk and making ethical, responsible decisions that promote the common good, you can make a positive impact wherever you go.
The world of international finance is vibrant and diverse - and so is our programme's teaching team. You'll learn from their broad range of experiences, ranging from academic pursuits to industry expertise, and professional practice in both the public and private sectors. The result is a programme that helps you see the world from a broader perspective.
Whether you choose to study at our Glasgow or our London campus, you can expect a curriculum that's career-focused. You'll benefit from guest lectures, master classes and live case studies.
Joining a globally networked community of alumni and supporters, graduates enter the workplace ideally positioned and prepared to lead in their workplaces and industries.
Graduates pursue opportunities in the fast-growing field of bank risk management, both within the UK and internationally. They find rewarding careers in financial services, investment banking, financial consulting and global operations.
- Learn the fundamental and advanced aspects of domestic and international bank management, operations and risk measurement and management
- Apply relevant analytical techniques in order to analyse problems and issues arising within banking firms
- Evaluate theory through critical appraisal of current research in the area of banking
- Explain and apply current and relevant theories in financial regulation in practical settings
- Utilise financial securities within a bank management setting
- Understand how to apply operational risk techniques within a banking firm
- Critically discuss the operations process of financial markets
Module listCommercial Banking, Strategic Bank Management, Bank Operational Risk Management, Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership, Financial Risk Modelling, Financial Securities Analysis, Financial Services Regulation, Global Finance, Masters Research Project.
The module and assessment information described here has been approved in line with the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Process. This allows us to ensure that the courses we offer are high quality and relevant for today’s students. Occasionally we have to make changes to programme information after it has been published. For full details of potential changes to programmes and how they can affect your application please read the Information for students relating to Programme Changes/Cancellation and Withdrawal from Portfolio.
"The course focuses on all three areas - bank management, finance and risk management - of modern banking which are key to having a successful career in a well reputed international bank. GCU has made a great contribution to helping me realise my career objectives, by offering me the right blend of course and then teaching me how to collect and analyse the quantitative data."Faiz Subhani,
MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management graduate
|Award||Mode of study||Duration||Start date||Location|
|MSc||Full Time||16 Months||31 Jan 2022||GCU London||Enquire|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||31 Jan 2022||GCU London||Enquire|
|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||28 Sep 2021||GCU London||Enquire|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||28 Sep 2021||GCU London||Enquire|
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Typical entry requirementsUK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent).
English language requirement: IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Annual tuition fees 2020/21
Home (including Scotland and Europe): £8,700
International (outside Europe): £13,500
Annual tuition fees 2021/22
Home (including Scotland): £8,700
International (including EU): £13,500
Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees
For details of part-time and distance-learning fee rates, please make an enquiry today.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), the Chartered Banker Institute (CI) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).