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Postgraduate programmes

Modern banks, financial institutions and businesses need senior people with expertise in fintech, sustainable finance, and risk and compliance. Get on the fast track to senior management with this master's.

About our postgraduate programmes

Study full or part time, entirely online. You can start your course during one of the three yearly intakes in February, June or October, whichever fits with your schedule. Access the course whenever and wherever suits you. Register your interest now!

Our academics are subject matter experts and have hands-on industry experience. You’ll examine real-life scenarios and case studies to give you practical understanding.

Get up-to-the-minute expertise in sustainable finance, fintech and risk and compliance – or specialise in one of those areas. You’ll attain chartered status and advance your banking career.

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Why study this course?

As the world evolves, so does banking and finance. And it currently needs specialists in:

  • fintech and digital banking

  • sustainable finance

  • risk and compliance.

With this programme, you can broaden your understanding of modern banking in general or specialise in one of these critical areas. You'll gain a deeper understanding of current challenges and develop skills in:

  • criticism and analysis

  • digital and technical literacy

  • relationship building and team working

  • commercial awareness and growth mindset

  • communication.

How we support your studies online

Our online distance learning gives you access to online tools, textbooks, journals, databases, case studies and activities to support your learning. You’ll also get details about our LIBF webinars and industry podcasts.

Entry requirements

To attain a place on the MSc in Banking & Finance, you need either:

  • a 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognised institution, or

  • to have achieved Chartered Associateship with us through the ‘qualification’ route.

If you have equivalent experience and qualifications, we will consider your application and may still accept you even if you don't precisely meet the requirements above.

In this case, you will need to show that you can achieve at master’s level. We may ask to interview you or require an extra piece of written work with your application.

If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 or equivalent.

Postgraduate pathways

Our Postgraduate programmes can be studied at Certificate, Diploma or Master’s level, on a full-time or part-time basis. This means that you can still achieve a Level 7 qualification at a level of commitment that fits around your existing life and work commitments.

Certificate level is perfect for those who want to develop their knowledge. With only three modules, this is the perfect option for the busy working professional to start with whilst still achieving a postgraduate award.

Diploma level is perfect for those who want in-depth study but can’t commit to a full Master’s. This mode of study allows for optional modules to be selected, meaning you can create a bespoke learning experience – suited to your career goals. Choose from a range of areas, including but not limited to digital banking, investment management, global risk management and more.

Master’s level is perfect for those who want to study a full Postgraduate degree, including optional modules and a research dissertation.

If you choose to study at Certificate or Diploma level and decide you want to pursue a full Master’s, you’ll be able to come back and complete the full programme (within a reasonable timeframe). Upon completion of the MSc, you’ll become eligible to apply for chartered status – a mark of senior professional standing.

Fees and course duration

You can study the MSc in Banking & Finance full time over one year, or part time over three.

Full time
Master of Science
approx. study period 12 Months


Full time
Postgraduate Diploma
approx. study period 8 months


Full time
Postgraduate Certificate
approx. study period 4 months


Part time
Master of Science
approx. study period 36 Months


 per year

Part time
Postgraduate Diploma
approx. study period 24 months


 per year

Part time
Postgraduate Certificate
approx. study period 12 months


Ready to take the next step?

"Everyone here is so supportive and ready to help you out with anything, from the full-time programme team to the lecturers, who offer an easy approach and great advice."

Adella Formosa

BSc (Hons) Finance Investment and Risk

Course overview [modules]


When you have successfully completed this postgraduate programme, you’ll be in a better position to pursue – or advance – a career in:

  • sustainable finance

  • operational risk and market risk

  • commercial and corporate banking

  • digital banking and fintech investment banking

  • asset management

  • consulting.

Get chartered status

When you have successfully completed the MSc Banking & Finance you will be eligible to apply for chartered status – a mark of senior professional standing.

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