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Are you looking to move into a more senior position or to stand out from the crowd? If you can’t take a year off to study, you can complete our masters in Banking & Finance online.
We understand how busy you are. So we’ve developed a masters degree programme that allows you to combine personal commitments, work and study.
Wherever you are in the world, you can study this degree programme at any time of day – as long as you can access the internet. You can work through the programme’s three distinct stages at your own pace over a period of three years.
Our masters degree programme will also give you the strategic management skills and the analytical tools you need to evaluate contemporary industry issues.
The modules in this masters degree programme focus on:
But you will also be able to select an option module to tailor your learning to your ambition and interests.
Graduating with a Masters in Banking & Finance from us will give you automatic chartered status – a mark of senior standing in the banking and finance industries.
Chartered status shows employers, customers and regulators that you have reached the highest level of professional education in your field. It demonstrates your commitment, raises your profile and improves your career prospects.
After graduation, you can maintain your chartered status by completing a programme of continuing professional development with us every year. Chartered professionals commit to ongoing professional development and the highest standards of conduct and ethics.
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Not sure if a masters programme will be right for you? Why not take part in our Pre-masters programmes designed to introduce you to this dynamic sector, allow you to meet industry professionals and help you decide whether a masters is right for you.
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The module establishes and explains internal and market controls on risk and regulation frameworks.
The foundations of research methods in business including:
The dissertation offers the ultimate opportunity to engage with potential employers and build industry contacts as research is undertaken and analysed. Students are encouraged to start considering their research subject as soon as they begin their studies.
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You will learn through a combination of independent study, group activities and real-time tutorials.
Week-by-week online study guides take you through every module, to:
To assess your work and your progress, we will ask you to carry out a range of tasks that will be similar to what you would expect in a workplace. These could be based on reports, projects, case studies, essays, closed-book exams and research proposals.
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Why not come to one of our upcoming postgraduate open events?
Open events are a fantastic opportunity to find our more our banking and finance courses and what makes us different from other universities.
You are welcome to visit us at our Lovat Lane campus and meet us face-to-face.
We also run online sessions in case you’re unable to come to our campus.
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To ensure this course is available to the widest selection of candidates possible, you can pay your fees in one of two ways. We offer discounts to our graduates and scholarships are also available
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The next programme start date is Monday 16 September 2019.
For any questions about the application process, please send us an enquiry by completing the online form.
You will be eligible to apply for our masters programme if:
We also welcome applications from anyone who can demonstrate relevant professional experience within the financial services sector.
Please note, if you do not meet all of our requirements, we may ask you to attend an interview, to submit a piece of written work – or both of these – with your application.
In order to be eligible for the MSc programme, applicants normally hold an undergraduate honours degree (2:1 classification) in a relevant subject, or have completed the Chartered Associateship (‘qualification’ route) with us. Usually applicants also have some professional experience in the financial services sector. However in some cases where applicants do not meet these requirements, we will consider other factors, including the applicant’s professional experience and the strength of their personal statement (an integral part of the application form). We may also invite applicants for an interview in person, or via telephone/Skype.
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.
For advice and more information about the programme please contact the Postgraduate team or call +44 (0) 207 444 7131.
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