International Banking, Finance & Risk Management

Glasgow Caledonian University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
12 months
13500 GBP/year
6000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


To keep up with the continued changes in the financial services sector, bank regulation and bank operational risk management, there is an increasing demand for employees to remain at the forefront of these changes. Earn an International Banking, Finance & Risk Management degree at the Glasgow Caledonian University.


We collaborate with leading financial services organisations to keep our modules cutting-edge and ensure that by making the decision to study the International Banking, Finance & Risk Management programme from Glasgow Caledonian University you have the confidence to apply this newly learned information in the industry.

Key facts:

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 Services 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.


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

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Global Finance
  • Financial Risk Modelling
  • Bank Operational Risk and Global Operations Management
  • Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership
  • Financial Securities Analysis
  • Financial Services Regulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
  • UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • RUK: £6000


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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International Banking, Finance & Risk Management
Glasgow Caledonian University


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