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MSc - Master of Science
Banking Financial Management
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.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Relevant degree disciplines include finance, economics, business studies or management. In exceptional cases, applicants may be accepted based on their professional qualifications or extensive work experience in the global financial services sector.
The University of Westminster (UoW) is a truly global university, having one of the most diverse student bodies in all of the UK; of the 19,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled, over 160 different countries are represented. And it’s no surprise, since this is a university where students can achieve anything they want to. There is no set template for learning – postgraduate students are able to forge their own path, learn in an...more