MSc in Banking and Risk

Programme overview

Our MSc in Banking and Risk differs from the majority of similar programmes because it meets the demands of specialist departments within financial firms. As a student you will learn about the role of banking in the economy and the different risks that banks face and how to manage them. You will also gain practical skills in understanding financial statements, predicting the risks associated with a potential borrower and estimating predictive risks models using computer software. Overall, the programme treats banking as a multifaceted industry rather than an academic discipline.

Programme structure

In the first term (Sep-Dec) you will take four core courses, including Introduction to Banking and Statistics for Finance. During the second term (Jan-May), you will take two remaining core courses and will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses, enabling you to tailor your learning towards your chosen career path. The dissertation is written over the summer (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor, with the possibility of researching a live issue faced by a real company.

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