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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Risk Management

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective Managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Recent events demonstrate that the successful management of banks is of crucial importance to western economies. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary. The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks.

The course has been designed by asking the question ‘what skills do Managers in risk functions need to be technically excellent at their job.’ This approach is unique and has shaped the content of modules and the structure of the programme. The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This course covers cross section and panel data techniques. Its main objective is to equip students with quantitative skills commonly needed at financial institutions and in empirical analyses used in MSc dissertations. The methods studied are illustrated with examples of their applications in banking. This course provides foundation knowledge that is required to 1. give students a broad understanding of a variety of research questions and methodology used in empirical analyses in banking, 2. provide complementary information that is needed for students to benefit the most from courses taken on the MSc in Banking and Risk, and 3. equip students with practical skills to undertake dissertations, company sponsored projects, quantitative assignments and tasks at financial institutions.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£25,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification: An undergraduate degree in a quantitative subject, finance, economics, business or management is normally required. Acceptable quantitative subjects include mathematics, statistics, operational research, informatics, computer science, physics, and engineering; Candidates with a very good Honours degree in other areas of study or relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Department profile

The University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, dating back to 1919, when we introduced the first Bachelors of Commerce 100 years ago. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships...more

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