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The new Postgraduate Certificate programme in Money, Banking and Central Banking focuses on the changes in the banking and financial markets during and since the Global Financial Crisis as well as the changes made by major central banks in the running of their monetary policies since then. Particular emphasis will be given to the policy responses given to Covid-19 crisis by governments and central banks and assessing their effects over the medium to the long term.
Banks and central banks play a pivotal role in ensuring that modern monetary economies function soundly. The 2008-09 Global Financial Crisis was a powerful reminder of how important it is to understand their functioning and operations, and the relationship between the quantity of money and the overall economy. The study of these institutions will be essential to assess the impact of the monetary and fiscal policies taken by leading world economies since March 2020.
Unlike any other programme in the UK, ours emphasises the importance of high quality monetary and banking analysis, allowing our students to assess which policies are compatible with stable economic growth and long term financial stability.
Our students will leave with expert knowledge of monetary economics, monetary policy, risk assessment and how financial institutions operate. They will be equipped with the specialised knowledge and skills required for a career in central banking as well as monetary analysis expertise suitable for pursuing a career in consultancy businesses, research departments and specialised media.
The collaboration with the Institute of International Monetary Research will provide more opportunities to engage in academic and research seminars where students will learn from top academics in monetary economics. Students on the programme will be able to benefit from the accreditation on risk management provided by PRMIA, the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.
Teaching & Assessment
The Money, Banking and Central Banking programme is taught by leading monetary and banking academics and market practitioners. Amongst other members of the staff, students will benefit from having Professors Geoffrey Wood and Tim Congdon and Brandon Davies as members of the teaching team, each with a recognised career in this field and with experience in providing consultancy and expert advice at the highest governmental policy level in the UK and abroad. In addition, students will benefit from having access to guest lectures/webinars by international experts in the field.
The teaching of the programme will be fully online. Each subject will be covered by video or audio lectures specifically designed for each module. In addition, there will be online weekly tutorials via Microsoft Teams, where the students will discuss the topics of each week and go through case-studies and real-life examples on the topics addressed in the lectures. These sessions are key to maintaining regular communication and interaction with our students. Additional online tutorials will be available as required to provide detailed feedback from module tutors.
After Your Course
Upon completion of the PG Certificate, should you want to specialise further in this field, you can apply for the MSc in Money, Banking and Central Banking.
Our students will leave with expert knowledge of monetary economics, monetary policy, risk assessment and how financial institutions operate. They will be equipped with the specialised knowledge and skills required for a career in central banking, as well as monetary analysis suitable to pursue a career in consultancy businesses, investment banking, research departments and specialised media.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows: a first or a good second class honours degree from a recognised university, or a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience