International Banking and Finance at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS

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Course summary

and, of course, resilience. This expansion has left the sector in need of professionals capable of leading and managing the ever-changing environment: adapting to new technologies, evolving consumer needs and preferences, and of course the impact of emerging social, economic and political risks. The years after the financial crisis have shaped the industry’s requirements for banking and finance professionals that are risk-aware and able to provide governments, firms and consumers with the financial products needed to achieve economic growth targets while keeping the system in balance. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the theories, concepts and quantitative skills necessary in banking and financial operations. You will also enhance the analytical skills you will need to manage financial products, market securities, investment portfolios, and their related risks, as well as being exposed to the latest developments in the banking and financial industry. We work with key industry partners in developing our courses to ensure you are focusing on the most relevant areas within the field. The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and Bank for International Settlements all emphasise the need for efficient risk measurement and management procedures within banks. We have also worked closely with some major financial institutions to both validate the course and place students in professional jobs, including Morgan Stanley and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Please note that new applications to this programme’s January 2023 intake are now closed for international and EU (without pre-settled status) students. Applications remain open for students from the UK and Republic of Ireland. Business and management studies research Two-thirds of GCU research impact for business and management studies courses was rated as outstanding or very considerable (Research Excellence Framework 2021).


Prepare yourself for working in financial services organisations by focusing on the key programme aims: Learn the fundamental and advanced aspects of domestic and international bank management, operations and risk measurement and management Apply relevant analytical techniques in order to analyse problems and issues arising within banking firms Evaluate theory through critical appraisal of current research in the area of banking Explain and apply current and relevant theories in financial regulation in practical settings Utilise financial securities within a bank management setting Understand how to apply operational risk techniques within a banking firm Critically discuss the operations process of financial markets The module and assessment information described here has been approved in line with the University’s Quality Assurance and Enhancement Process. This allows us to ensure that the courses we offer are high quality and relevant for today’s students.

Assessment method

The programme has been designed to allow you the opportunity to work both individually and collaboratively with your peers on a variety of assessments. The style of coursework is specific to each module to ensure it challenges you in the most appropriate way relating to the nature of the topic. The range of assessments includes case studies, blogs, presentations, journals (e-diaries), and a dissertation project.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8900 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8900 Year 1
England £8900 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900 Year 1
Scotland £8900 Year 1
Wales £8900 Year 1
EU £18800 Year 1
International £18800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees: For details of part-time and distance-learning fee rates, please make an enquiry today. Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Sponsorship information

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

International Banking and Finance at Glasgow Caledonian University - UCAS