International Banking, Finance and Risk Management, M.Sc.

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  • 16 months
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A challenging and dynamic sector, the financial services industry requires graduates who can manage across an array of main bank operations, as well as understanding global finance, risk management and ethical decision making – issues essential to modern financial services companies. This International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme at Glasgow Caledonian University London.
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  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The triple-accredited MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme at Glasgow Caledonian University London offers exposure to a broad range of contemporary banking subjects such as: banking, finance, bank operations, and banking risk management, financial regulations and securities and their use in the banking firm, as well as the practical application of financial and analytical techniques so that our students are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.

The programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of domestic and international bank operations, financial risk management, and investment banking, as well as the practical skills in financial and analytical techniques and their use in banking. By combining the latest academic thinking with a focus on current industry practice, we ensure our graduates are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.

The diverse teaching team has academic, industry and research experience across a wide range of disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also benefit from our well-established links with the financial services industry, who contribute to the programme through guest lectures, masterclasses and live case studies.

The programme is designed to enhance career prospects for both graduates pursuing a career in banking and finance and practitioners currently in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Bank Management
  • Bank Operational Risk and Global Operations Management
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Financial Securities Analysis
  • Research Methods
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 16 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months

      2-3 years

    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

Programme Requirements:

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.

Admission Requirements:
  • Statements of Purpose
  • Letters of Reference
  • Academic and Professional Certificates
  • Academic Transcripts

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12600 International
  • GBP 8400 EU/EEA

Part Time:

  • £2800 for EU Students per year
  • £4200 for International Students per year


GCU London is offering a range of scholarships to support you in your studies. These are funded by industry, trusts and friends of the University.Scholarships may cover fees, and/or provide a maintenance grant to support you during your studies.
For all MSc and MBA courses
  • Early Payment Discount
  • English Language Achievement Scholarship
  • GCU Alumni Fee Discount
  • International Scholarships
  • MBA Scholarships
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