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:
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.
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.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
Make sure you verify exact dates on the programme website.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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.
IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) is required with no element below 5.5.
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For every scholarship, you must have submitted an application for a place on a programme at GCU London. If you have not done this your scholarship application will not be considered.
In addition to meeting the academic requirements that each programme demands, each Scholarship has different eligibility criteria, some being programme specific or depend on the country where you are normally resident.
For more information please visit the programme website
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