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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to be eligible for the Masters, you must hold an undergraduate degree or have completed the Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) with us.

Each application is considered on a case-by-case basis and a candidate’s related professional experience is given significant weighting when we are making a decision.  We would encourage anyone who is uncertain as to whether their degree meets our entry criteria to get in touch with us directly to discuss further.

Experience of working in the financial services sector is a requirement for entry to the programme.

We offer three types of scholarships.  The Global Masters Scholarship (£5,000) is available to self-funded overseas students; the UK Masters Scholarship (£3,000) is available to self-funded UK students; the Alumni Scholarship (£1,500) is available to all graduates of The London Institute of Banking & Finance, irrespective of when you completed your degree with us.

Unfortunately not.  Only one scholarship per recipient is available.  Should you apply for, and be awarded, the UK Masters Scholarship, you would forfeit the Alumni Scholarship.

No.  We are happy to discuss and agree a payment plan with each applicant on a case-by-case basis and many of our students pay their fee via instalments.  However, we do normally ask to receive a partial payment towards the course fee before the beginning of the programme.

We are happy to consider potential exemptions against modules within the Masters programme.  In order to take such discussions further, we would normally ask, as an initial step, for you to provide us with details of previous module(s) studied, usually in the form of a syllabus or module specification.

No.  Examinations are normally held in the country where the student resides.

The Masters is delivered entirely online and can be studied, via the internet, from anywhere in the world.

Absolutely.  Take a look at our useful guide outlining how you can complete a successful business case.

The MSc in Banking Practice and Management is a part-time programme for managers, or those aspiring to such positions, working in the financial services sector.