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Summer School

Pre-Masters programme

10 day programme starting on 8th July 2019.
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While technological change rapidly offers dynamic new services to consumers, the principles of banking and financial services remain the same.

The London Institute of Banking & Finance has been at the heart of the City of London for 140 years, and we’re offering you the opportunity to sample our Pre-Masters programme over two weeks.

Whether you are currently studying for a BSc in a non-related discipline, moving into the Fintech world or want to understand the sector this is the programme for you. 

The programme will include the following: 

  • Opportunities to understand the careers available in banking and finance.
  • Understanding how payments, bonds, equities, investment management and central banks operate.
  • Short, targeted lectures focused on introducing you to the main principles of banking and how it operates practically.
  • Hearing from our industry experienced academics and current industry professionals about how the real world or banking works.
  •  Fintech lectures from our industry experts and practitioners.
  • Live, interactive banking simulator afternoon, where you’ll trade on the financial markets using a real time trading platform with Amplify Trading our partner. 
  • 1-2-1 career-coaching sessions throughout, that will help you co-create a career strategy to find your first role in the sector. 
  • Opportunities to enjoy the exciting London social scene.
  • Tours of the City of London, visits to Canary Wharf, Silicon Roundabout and other exciting areas for banking.


We have created a unique programme that covers essential academic content in key banking skills, understanding how the sector operates and ways to improve your employability. Topics include:

  • The development of London as a Financial Centre
  • Financial Institutions & Regulation
  • Overview & management of the monetary system
  • Payments & its growing importance
  • Cards Banking
  • Financial Technology
  • Supply Chain finance
  • Export/Import finance for SMEs
  • Private Banking Business
  • Asset Management
  • Treasury & FX Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Mortgage Banking
  • Understanding the customer experience
  • Investment Banking – Capital Markets
  • Insurance


Classes will be taught at our campus in the heart of the City of London. Your learning will include classroom time, face-to-face meetings with the company and time for individual and group study. Confirmed timetables will be provided prior to the programme commencing. 

Entry criteria 

  • English GCSE grade C or international equivalent, or evidence of meeting our English Language requirements if you are a non-native speaker. 
  • Maths GCSE grade C or international equivalent
  • 2:2 or equivalent predicted grade / obtained in previous or current year of study of degree programme
  • Personal statement (approximately 500 words) stating why you would like to take part in this module and how it will help your career progression

Looking for further information? Kick-start your trip to London with our useful tips on visas, accommodation and more.
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