Study in Scotland – MSC

 In Scotland


A challenging and dynamic sector, the financial services industry requires graduates who can manage across an array of main bank operations, as well as understanding global finance, risk management and ethical decision making – issues essential to modern financial services companies.

Our double accredited MSc International Banking, Finance and Risk Management programme offers exposure to a broad range of contemporary banking subjects such as: banking, finance, bank operations, and banking risk management, financial regulations and securities and their use in the banking firm, as well as the practical application of financial and analytical techniques so that our students are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.

Course overview


We work closely with leading financial services organisations to ensure our programme reflects current issues in the international financial market.

Our programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of domestic and international bank operations, financial risk management, and investment banking, as well as the practical skills in financial and analytical techniques and their use in banking. By combining the latest academic thinking with a focus on current industry practice, we ensure our graduates are well-equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities worldwide.

Our diverse teaching team has academic, industry and research experience across a wide range of disciplines in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also benefit from our well-established links with the financial services industry, who contribute to the programme through guest lectures, masterclasses and live case studies.

Our programme is designed to enhance career prospects for both graduates pursuing a career in banking and finance and practitioners currently in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge and expertise.

Brighter futures

We work closely with industry to ensure our graduates are equipped with practical knowledge and essential skills for success in the challenging and dynamic financial services sector.


  • Ethics and Corporate Governance
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Bank Management
  • Bank Operational Risk and Global Operations Management
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Financial Securities Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation


The programme has accreditation from the following professional organisations:

  • CISI Centre of Excellence

GCU has been recognised as a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Centre of Excellence in finance teaching. It is the first specialising in financial services, operations and risk. Students are eligible for a range of benefits from the CISI, the main one being that on successful completion of their Master’s programme, they are eligible to apply for the prestigious CISI Diploma in Investment Operations.

  • Institute of Operational Risk

Through our accreditation from the Institute of Operational Risk, you have access to a widely recognised professional institute, best practices, knowledge sharing centre and events.

Entry requirements

A 4 Years Bachelor or 2 Years Bachelor+2 Years Master Degree, with some relevant experience

 English Language

Candidates whose normal medium of education and work has not been English, will normally be required to present evidence of competence in English as demonstrated by a pass at IELTS level 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5). We do accept other English Language qualifications, for further information please Click Here


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