• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


We collaborate with leading financial services organisations to keep our modules cutting-edge and ensure that by making the decision to study the programme you have the confidence to apply this newly learned information in the industry.

Broaden and enhance your knowledge, understanding and skills in the area of domestic and international bank operations and risk management by learning from our diverse teaching team. They have a broad range of experience, ranging from academic to industry expertise in both the public and private sectors. We work with key industry partners when developing our programmes to ensure you are focusing on the most relevant areas within the field. 

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Bank of England and Bank for International Settlements all emphasize the need for efficient risk measurement and management procedures within banks. We have also worked closely with some major financial institutions to both validate the programme and place students in professional jobs, including Morgan Stanley and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Graduate opportunities

Whether you are a graduate starting your career, or a practitioner working in the industry, this International Banking, Finance & Risk Management programme from Glasgow Caledonian University will further your knowledge and expertise in this dynamic international financial sector. Graduates from our programme have gained employed in the following roles: Risk Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Associate at PWC, Associate Investment Manager at Tilney Bestinvest Group, Foreign markets analyst at MHP S.A, Credit Assessment & Debt Recovery at Lafarge, Private Client Banking Executive at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, AVP Financial Crime Compliance at HSBC among many others.


This programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Programme Structure

  • Financial Securities Analysis
  • Bank Management Operations and Strategy of Financial Institutions
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Bank Operational Risk and Global Operations Management
  • Global Finance
  • Financial Risk Modelling
  • Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership
  • Applied Professional Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: There is no fixed deadline for many of our postgraduate programmes, but please check the webpage of the course you are interested in for a closing date. In all cases we recommend you apply as early as possible to ensure there is plenty of time to process your visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      Full Time: 16 Months Distance Learning: 2 - 3 Years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • RUK: £5500
  • EU: £5500

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


International Scholarships
  • We offer a number of scholarships for international (non-EU) students.
  • September 2016: £1,000 International Student Self-Funded Scholarship
  • For those starting in September 2016, there is a guaranteed £1,000 scholarship available to all full-time, self-funded overseas students for every year of their study*. The scholarships only apply to those studying full-time undergraduate degree or postgraduate taught masters programmes (excludes ACCA, CIMA etc).
Terms and conditions
  • The £1,000 guaranteed and merit-based scholarships are applicable for September 2016 and January 2017 entry only
  • These scholarships are administered as fee reductions for overseas students and are awarded at the application stage when an offer of a place is made.
  • You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship.
  • These scholarships are only available to full-time self-funded students. You are deemed to be a self-funded student if you are paying your tuition fees yourself or with support from a relative or friend.
Glasgow Caledonian University Postgraduate Scholarships
  • GCU Alumni Fee Discount
  • Chancellor Yunus Scholarship
  • Carnegie-Cameron Bursaries
  • MA TV Fiction Writing Sponsored Scholarship
  • MBA Scholarships
  • Moffat Scholarship
  • Santander Universities Scholarship
  • Climate Justice Scholarship
  • Magnus Magnusson Scholarships Awards
External, Partnership and other Scholarships
  • BAFTA Scholarship Programme for the MA Television Fiction Writing couse
  • Canadian Centennial Scholarship
  • John Blundell Scholarships
  • Graham Charitable Society Bursary
  • IET Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Talented Athlete Support Programme
Please refer to the website for more information

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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