MSc Banking and Finance

Please note that this programme is currently under review by the University for 2019/20 and 2020/21 entry. For more information please email or check back on this website for details in due course.

This programme provides you with a thorough knowledge of the main components of commercial and investment banking, and the changing structure of the international financial industry. Students who complete this accredited course will also be eligible to apply for Chartered Banker Member status with the Institute and utilise the Chartered Banker designation. 

DURATION: 12 months
START DATE(S): September 2019

Michael Buckle

The MSc Banking and Finance programme is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of the complex and rapidly changing areas of banking and financial markets, and to develop the expertise needed for a broad range of careers in the finance and banking sectors.

The programme will develop practical skills in banking and risk management as well as analytical skills in relation to financial institutions, instruments and markets. The course will also provide a conceptual and theoretical grounding in current concepts and techniques in banking and finance.

The MSc Banking and Finance is designed for students seeking a career in both domestic and international banks, at central banks, banking regulators or in consultancy.

Our location in the heart of the City of London means we have regular speakers from financial organisations to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of the subject area and bring practical insights into the classroom by applying the theory to real-world scenarios.

You will benefit from use of a state-of-the-art virtual trading floor (The Finance Lab@ Liverpool in London) which provides access to the latest financial software used in the banking and finance industry. These facilities are integrated into the programme in order to familiarise you with practical skills such as trading and database use.

Chartered Banker Institute 

Students who complete this accredited course will be eligible to apply for Chartered Banker Member status with the Institute and utilise the Chartered Banker designation.

Established in 1875, the Chartered Banker Institute is the oldest professional banking body in the world, and the only one which is able to confer the professional designation of Chartered Banker - a mark of quality in the banking profession, recognised in the UK and internationally. It is a status that demonstrates expertise, experience and professionalism, and acts as a gateway to enhanced career opportunities.

The Chartered Banker Institute’s aims, as set out in the Institute’s Royal Charter, is to lead the re-professionalisation of UK banking contributing through this to rebuilding confidence in banks and bankers, and restoring pride in the banking profession.

The University of Liverpool in London has been recognised as a ‘Centre of Excellence’ by the Chartered Banker Institute for the master’s programme in Banking and Finance. The Centre of Excellence status also recognises the University’s contribution to high quality research of interest to banking and wider financial services.

Why University of Liverpool Management School?
Learning to make a difference

Students studying MSc Banking and Finance benefit from belonging to the University of Liverpool Management School, whilst being based at the London campus.

The University of Liverpool Management School works with today's leaders in business and management to prepare its students to be the leaders of the future. The school's mission is 'Learning to make a difference' and there is a fundamental belief that the purpose of the School's research and teaching is to develop students who are not only good managers, but individuals who are truly committed to making a difference. We hope that our students will use the knowledge and skills they gain here in their future roles to help solve some of the most endemic problems individuals, enterprises and communities face.

AACSB-Accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is in the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Regarded as one of the most rigorous assessments, many top global recruiters will only consider candidates from AACSB-Accredited schools – a clear signal that our programmes respond to the needs of business and meet specific standards of excellence.