This programme will equip you with the specialist skills and knowledge to pursue a wide range of careers in the banking and financial services industry and it will also help you start a career in banking regulation and supervision, for example, in a central bank. It has been developed with the needs of the sector in mind and reflects the industry's growing demand for individuals with an extensive knowledge of regulation, supervision, and compliance. Our programme has a distinctive focus on banking regulation, supervision, compliance and risk management. It goes beyond traditional banking and finance courses by exploring the regulatory demands within banking and examining the role of central banks and international organisations in achieving and maintaining financial stability. The MSc in Banking, Regulation and Financial Stability is designed for graduates of economics or finance who aspire to a career in banking. It will also appeal to recent graduates who are already working in financial services and wish to specialise in banking and financial regulation, as well as those who intend to continue to PhD research in this area. Successful students will be in demand and can expect to excel in careers in banks and regulatory bodies, or advisory roles in accounting, auditing and consulting firms. You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students, and will be taught by world-renowned experts. We pride ourselves on our highly interactive and innovative style of teaching, and take a case study approach to learning, utilising the sector experience of our teaching team. Our academics enjoy internationally-recognised research profiles in banking and beyond, and bring experience and insight from working at a senior level within the sector. The academic staff on this programme enjoy strong links with central banks (Bank of England, European Central Bank, Deutsche Bundesbank) and international organisations (International Monetary Fund and the World Bank). You will also be able to develop your professional skills by taking part in the extensive programme of careers events and workshops offered by the school and the University's Careers Service.
How to apply
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries
An upper second-class honours degree (65% or higher) in either finance or economics, or an equivalent international qualification. Students with a degree in finance are required to demonstrate a good understanding of economics and mathematics. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£15200||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£15200||Year 1|