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Banking Finance and Risk Management

On this programme you will gain an in-depth knowledge of finance and banking, as well as risk management, elevating your skills in-line with increased workplace demand.

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Key Facts

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Degree

MSc (Hons) Banking Finance and Risk Management

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Degree Duration

1 year :

Full Time

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Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Are you currently working in, or looking to move into, the financial services industry? This distinct new MSc programme provides an innovative and flexible approach allowing you to upskill or specialise in your career.

The addition of risk management to this programme makes this a unique degree which will prepare you for a number of roles in business and finance, including risk officer.

You can choose to complete the full masters programme, or a shorter PGCert or PGDip. The programme consists of the following pathways:

PG Certificate Banking & Finance
PG Certificate Risk Management
PG Diploma Banking, Finance & Risk Management
MSc in Banking, Finance & Risk Management
MSc Banking, Finance and Risk Management

If you choose to do the full masters programme you will learn about international corporate finance, strategic investment and banking and wealth management. You will also complete modules looking at risk management and corporate governance, how to identify and manage risks and how to measure and monitor organisational resilience and sustainability.

On the MSc you will also develop practical research skills and undertake a consultancy project or research-based dissertation.

Banking and Finance pathway

On this pathway you will focus solely on international corporate finance, strategic investment and banking and wealth management.

Risk Management pathway

This pathway will cover risk management, corporate governance, and project risk appraisal. You will learn how to identify and manage risks and how to measure and monitor organisational resilience and sustainability.

Whichever pathway you choose, you will develop key skills in information searching, data collection, problem-solving, communications, and report-writing.

Modules will be assessed by coursework assignments and you will apply your knowledge to specific business contexts.

You will keep up-to-date with business and financial news, and current issues facing businesses and the financial services industry through case-studies and peer-to-peer debate.

Employability skills are embedded into the programme. For example, you will use learning logs to personalise your learning and become a reflective practitioner.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

You can study flexibly with the option to take stand-alone qualification (PGCert / PGDip) or complete the full MSc

The Banking and Finance pathways will prepare you to work in either corporate finance or in the financial services industry. Whereas the Risk Management pathways will help you secure work in business risk management, project management or hybrid roles.

On the MSc, the consultancy project will help prepare you for a career as a consultant, whilst the dissertation option allows you to explore a relevant topic of your choice in-depth and may lead to further research/study (i.e. a doctorate programme).