The Finance MSc (Banking) has been designed specifically to meet the emerging needs of employers in the global financial services sector. This highly flexible course provides you with financial skills that are at the cutting edge of knowledge and developments in our industry, as well as the freedom to specialise in your area of interest.
This unique mode of study will give you the basic theory and analytical skills you need in finance, followed by in-depth learning either in banking or international finance through specialised modules of study.
Based in central London, the Finance MSc will expose you to case studies and experiences which will help to transform your skill set so that you can solve complex financial problems in the industry.
You will graduate with the skill set needed for a career in global financial services; being able to solve complex problems in a clear and systematic manner; communicate clearly to inform both specialist and non-specialist audiences; and use appropriate software tools and financial databases to solve complex problems using quantitative methods and models.
A key benefit of studying finance at the University of Westminster is that you will have access to Westminster Business School’s state-of-the-art Financial Markets Suite (FMS), which exclusively uses the Bloomberg platform as a teaching and research resource. You will gain first-hand exposure to technology widely adopted in the leading global investment banks and learn in a real-time market-driven environment.
You will also have the opportunity to hear from external speakers and keep up to date with the latest developments and challenges of the finance industry.
Through our pathway model, you will have more flexibility to design your own career, and in consultations with your Course Leaders, you will be empowered to make informed decisions about future employment.
Applicants should have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in finance, economics, business studies or management. In exceptional cases, applicants may be accepted based on their professional qualifications or extensive work experience in the global financial services sector. Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in Writing. One reference is required.