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International Banking, Finance, Risk and Regulation MSc

International Banking, Finance, Risk and Regulation MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Banking Finance / Accounting (General) Financial Management

Course type


Course Summary

Explore the role of banks and finance in the modern global economy. Using information from a number of sources, you will study the theory and practice of international banking and financial markets, and their behaviour. You'll apply theory to real-world problems.

Specialising in risk and regulation has become much more relevant in the last decade. Regulations have changed rapidly and become even more complex, with a greater need to manage the risks associated. You'll explore the risks faced by banks and how to mitigate these risks.

You will study different international banking systems, money, investments, and regulations which have become increasingly important in recent years.


In the finance industry, many of our graduates work with large international banking and investment institutions, or with smaller firms in the UK and overseas. Many work for other commercial organisations including accountancy firms, management consultancy firms, manufacturing companies, and in the public sector.

We find some of our graduates have previous experience of these industries and are looking for a master's degree to develop their career further. Others are looking to move into a career in the sector for the first time.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module provides you with an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in the banking industry and financial markets. You will understand the role of banks as financial intermediaries; the role of banks in the international money; credit and bond markets; the impact of international factors on banks; the regulatory environment in which banks operate; the risks faced by banks and how to mitigate these risks, and the latest trends in innovation and technology in banking.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Generally a good (at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates.