M.Sc. International Banking and Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR14940 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
Glasgow Caledonian University London | London, United Kingdom
This course offers a unique chance to advance your career in the area of bank operations and finance. You will be learning in a dynamic environment which draws heavily on industry expertise and involves sessions with experts from such companies as Kedge, National Australia Group, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley.

Description of International Banking and Finance


Designed in conjunction with the financial services industry, the programme is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute and the Institute of Operational Risk (IOR). On completion you will be a Chartered Banker with a strong specialism in the area of bank operations and finance and be well positioned to pursue a career in the financial services industry.

Course Overview

The programme is part of the Financial Services suite of programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University, which is known as a Centre of Excellence in financial services as designated by the CISI.

Throughout the programme, you will develop the skills to manage effectively across an array of main bank operations, with a particular focus on financial regulation, measurement and management of risk as well as ethical decision making all of which are of key importance to financial services companies.

You will advance your expertise in risk management and operations in banking, focusing on analysing financial services operations and risks in an international context and utilising analytical and qualitative techniques in a financial services setting.

Brighter futures

Graduates will be well equipped to pursue opportunities within the UK and internationally in sectors relating to more quantitative focused roles which include credit, market, interest rate and operational risk management as well as opportunities with major financial consultancy companies. Alternately, graduates may wish to undertake further study to MPhil or PhD level.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline There is no formal closing date for applications, but early application is advised.
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14940 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 9960 Year (EEA)
Start date January  2016, September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content


  • Investment Banking and Global Operations
  • Operations and Strategy of Financial Institutions
  • Managing Operational Risks in Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Bank Financial Risk
  • Measurement and Management
  • Financial Management
  • Security Analysis
  • Ethics and Decision making in Financial Institutions
  • Research Methods; and Dissertation

English Language Requirements


IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for International Banking and Finance

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in Financial Services, Insurance, Banking, Actuarial Studies, Business, Management, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Investment or any financial services related subject.

English language requirements

IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required with no element below 5.5.

Work Experience for International Banking and Finance

No work experience is required.

More Information


The programme has accreditation from the following professional organisations:

  • Chartered Banker Institute

Throughout the programme you will have student membership of the Institute and have access to events and specialists from the Banking Industry. Gradautes will automatically become a Chartered Banker. This is the gold standard professional qualification in the world of banking.

  • Institute of Operational Risk

Through our accreditation from the Institute of Operational Risk, you have access to a widely recognised professional institute, best practices, knowledge sharing centre and events.

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