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Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance

This practitioner-oriented master's degree is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)[1] and includes insightful inputs from expert regulators, experienced practitioners and knowledgeable academics.

The MSc Capital Markets Regulation and Compliance will provide you with a practical and theoretical foundation for a successful, professional career in risk management, compliance, audit, commercial law, regulation or senior management within the financial services industry.

Skills are developed through practice-centred teaching with case studies, simulations and interactive discussions, creating a broader understanding of financial firm risk-taking, accountability and governance.

The emphasis is on a deep analysis of mainstream and critical authorship. We will challenge current and past thinking on the role of financial institutions and markets. The programme particularly encourages you to examine regulatory structures and concepts in the context of recent and past financial crises.

During this programme, you will build the knowledge needed to gain an understanding of financial reform processes and their consequences for markets around the world. Rigorous classroom teaching coupled with extensive reading provides students with a sound theoretical basis. An understanding of substantive legal issues is also developed.

Utilise the ICMA Centre's affiliations with international financial organisations, including the International Capital Market Association in Zurich and Thomson Reuters.

Experience world-class student facilities, including over 100 state-of-the-art trading simulation terminals supported by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg, and equipped with the latest trading technology and software.

Benefit from being part of Henley Business School, the world renowned, triple-accredited leader in business education and become part of its 70,000-strong alumni network that spans over 150 countries.

**Careers**

The financial services sector has an ever-expanding need for graduates trained in the fundamentals of compliance, governance and regulation. This increasing demand has been fuelled by implementation of a number and rules and laws, including the EU Market Abuse Directive, Markets in Financial Instruments (MiFID), global standards such as Basel II, and the FSA and US regulators' focus on principles-based regulation, all of which require significant in-house compliance resources.

With recent explosive growth in capital markets such as China, India, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, combined with the increasing complexity of financial products and a growing sophistication on the part of investors and market participants, there are immense challenges facing institutions, compliance professionals within them and regulators.

Our graduates are in a very strong position to build successful careers in the compliance or legal divisions of investment banks, fund managers and hedge funds, retail banking institutions and other market participants.

[1] Accreditation is reviewed periodically. On satisfactory completion of the course, the student will achieve a qualification that is recognised by the accrediting body at the level stated. For more information, see www.icmacentre.ac.uk/about-us/partnerships-and-accreditation.

**Modules**

- Risk management in financial services

- Securities, futures and options

- Fixed income and equity investments

- Financial markets

- Introductory quantitative methods for finance

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).
IELTS: 7.0 overall with no element less than 6.0 (or equivalent).

Course modules

Sample modules may include:

* Risk management in financial services

* Securities, futures and options

* Fixed income and equity investments

* Financial markets

* Introductory quantitative methods for finance

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,750 (Whole course) International 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 23,750 (Whole course) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Wales 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) England 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) EU 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) EU 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Channel Islands 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Scotland 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Northern Ireland 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) England 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Channel Islands 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Scotland 9 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,500 (Whole course) Wales 9 Months

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