MSc Banking & Financial Regulation

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Specialise in the area of bank regulation and acquire the knowledge and skills to provide invaluable leadership to financial institutions within the international banking environment.

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Course introduction

In order to maintain stable financial systems, academics, policy-makers and practitioners need to be able to address the rationale and structure of micro- and macro-prudential regulation of modern banking.

This course will offer you the opportunity to specialise in the area of bank regulation in an international context, and become an expert in how ethics and corporate governance practices underpin banking regulation and practice.

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You’ll develop the theoretical foundation to analyse key issues in regulatory risk management in modern banking, ethics, bank failures, international financial regulation and emerging financial markets.

Upon graduation you’ll be equipped to provide invaluable leadership to financial institutions, having acquired the knowledge and skills to critically analyse the latest regulatory trends and their impact upon global financial markets.

The course will also provide you with a rigorous and intellectually demanding course of study that engages you in the banking and finance regulation literature. It will provide you with different perspectives on theories, concepts and case studies dealing with the practice of regulatory management within the international banking environment.

This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Subjects include

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking
  • International Economic Law
  • Principles of Financial Regulation
  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • One option 

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

The world of international finance is a fascinating and lucrative one. This higher degree will offer you a valuable head start in your chosen career.

Students graduating with an MSc in Banking & Financial Regulation would normally seek to further their career in the field of international banking regulation.

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. It is desirable to have a degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law but is not essential.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. 

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.

Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU £6,450 £6,466
Overseas £12,620 £12,620
This course comprises of 180 credits - 120 from taught modules and 60 from the dissertation.

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