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MSc Banking & Finance with specialisms

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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.
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About the MSc in Banking & Finance

Study full or part time, entirely online. You can start your course at a time of year that fits with your schedule and 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.

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 MSc, 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.

Careers

When you have successfully completed this master’s 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 Associateship of The London Institute of Banking & Finance – a mark of senior professional standing. If you have three years of relevant work experience, this will be awarded automatically. 

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.

Fees and course duration

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

Fees, full time: £11,000

Fees, part time (three years): £4,000 a year

Scholarships are available.

Other options for studying online

You can also study for an LIBF postgraduate degree delivered in partnership with the International University of Applied Sciences (IU). You can study online for an MSc Management with Finance or MBA with Finance and, if you're eligible, you can earn a dual degree from LIBF and the IU at no extra cost. 

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.

 Course content [modules]

  • Sustainable Finance and Banking 
  • Digital Banking 
  • Global Risk Management in Banking 
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments 
  • Investment Management 
  • Leadership in Financial Services 
  • Research Methods and Dissertation 

  • Sustainable Finance and Banking 
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change 
  • Sustainable Finance: Regulation and Change 
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments 
  • Leadership in Financial Services 
  • FinTech Foundations & Alternative Finance *
  • Blockchain, Electronic & Digital Currencies *
  • Banking Regulation and Compliance in International Settings *
  • Global Corporate Governance and Banking *
  • Global Risk Management in Banking * 
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
* Options – One module to be selected

  • Digital Banking 
  • FinTech Foundations & Alternative Finance 
  • Blockchain, Electronic & Digital Currencies 
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments 
  • Leadership in Financial Services 
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change 
  • Sustainable Finance: Regulation and Change 
  • Sustainable Finance and Banking 
  • Banking Regulation and Compliance in International Settings 
  • Global Corporate Governance and Banking 
  • Global Risk Management in Banking 
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
* Options – One module to be selected

  • Global Risk Management in Banking 
  • Banking Regulation and Compliance in International Settings 
  • Global Corporate Governance and Banking 
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments 
  • Leadership in Financial Services 
  • FinTech Foundations & Alternative Finance *
  • Digital Banking *
  • Blockchain, Electronic & Digital Currencies *
  • Sustainable Development and Climate Change *
  • Sustainable Finance: Regulation and Change *
  • Sustainable Finance and Banking *
  • Research Methods and Dissertation
* Options – One module to be selected

Register your interest

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Membership benefits

While you're studying with us, you'll become a member of our professional body. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of membership, including online networking opportunities, industry insights and discounts on some courses. 

Membership benefits

Contact us

If you have any questions about our degrees, our HE Programmes team is available weekdays from 9am to 5.30pm London time.

Phone: +44 (0)20 8059 8569

Email: admissions@libf.ac.uk