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Finance, Banking and Insurance MSc

University of Westminster
Location: 
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35 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, NW1 5, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 13.000 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

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.

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the Master website.

Core modules

  • Compliance and Law in Banking and Insurance
  • Global Banking
  • Insurance Markets and Operations
  • International Risk Management
  • Modern Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Project

Option modules

  • Advanced Topics in Insurance
  • Banking Risk and Operations
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Fixed Income Analysis and Trading
  • Forecasting Markets and Risk Modelling
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Modern Portfolio Management

 

Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area.
Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply.

Members of the Chartered Insurance Institute who hold and Advanced Diploma in Insurance or Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning get direct entry onto the programme.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element.

Career Prospects

The majority of graduates will go into successful careers in the areas of finance, financial services, investment banking, retail banking, insurance, re-insurance and hedged funds as private client advisors and financial analysis both in the public and private sectors.

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