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MScFinance, Banking and Insurance

Tuition fee £14,500 per year
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In the aftermath of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, most organisations in finance, banking and insurance are undergoing major changes. These organisations are actively seeking postgraduates who are disciplined in these fields. Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of UK universities to offer a Master’s degree in Finance, Banking and Insurance, leaving our graduates’ skills sought after on the job market.

Studying Finance, Banking and Insurance MSc will enable you to pursue a wide range of careers in the financial services industry and to study further for professional institute exams. This year-long full-time programme is designed for students who want to work in the areas of finance, financial services and banking, investment banking, retail banking, insurance, re-insurance and hedged funds as private client advisors and financial analysis both in the public and private sectors.

The course is designed to give you an essential understanding of the role and operations of the finance, banks and insurance companies. The course is delivered by highly qualified individuals with extensive research experience and strong industry links. During your studies, you will acquire essential knowledge and skills that will set the foundations for a successful career in the financial services sector, and you will gain access to our ever-growing alumni network which will support your career development following your graduation.

A highlight for many students are the field trips and social events organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking with peers, alumni and industry professionals.

Students on this course benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list and an online subscription to Financial Times.

Programme structure

Core modules

Compliance and Law in Banking and Insurance

This module offers a detailed examination of the law, legal principles, regulation, compliance and supervision that applies to domestic and international banks and insurance companies. The module focuses on relevant reforms to the banking and insurance companies. The module also focuses on relevant reforms to the banking and insurance industries.

Global Banking

The module evaluates the role and function of domestic and global banks and their structure and operations. This is accompanied by a thorough examination of the risks that banks are exposed to, and the various ways to manage them.

Insurance Markets and Operations

The module examines the principles and practice of insurance and the operation of insurance companies in the life and non-life markets. It provides a solid understanding of all aspects of the nature and role of insurance, from basic principles through to industry practice.

International Risk Management

This module provides you with the fundamental ideas and tools for thinking about international risk management.

Modern Finance

You will gain an overview of fundamental topics in the field of finance, including capital structure, corporate value, cost of capital, dividend policy, financial instruments, investment and modern portfolio theory.

Research Methods

Develop your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of finance, banking or insurance.


An 8,000-10,000 word dissertation in the area of finance, banking or insurance.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of Finance, Banking and Insurance MSc, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in the banking or insurance sectors or else within the general financial services sector. Your exposure to the Financial Markets Suite simulated financial trading facility will mean you will be equipped in both the theory and practice of finance.

Graduates from this programme have gone on to work for companies such as Citibank, Deloitte, HDFC Bank and Sberbank, among others.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States