- 2–5 years
Centre for Financial and Management Studies (CeFiMS)
MSc Finance (Banking)
2018 Entry requirements
- Teaching and Learning
- Fees and funding
Start of programme: November / January / March / May / July
Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning
The MSc Finance (Banking) is designed for postgraduates wanting to enter the banking sector and professionals already working in financial or neighbourhood sectors looking to gain competitive advantages deepening their knowledge in financial management, particularly in core banking activities (maturity/risk mismatch management), retirement and financial planning, commercial credit and factoring, and liquidity and risk management.
If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email email@example.com.
This programme is made up of eight modules. You will study four out of five core modules and four elective modules from the lists below.
You will choose four core modules:
- Retail Banking and Household Finance
- Corporate and Investment Banking
- Portfolio and Fund Management
- Banking and Capital Markets
- Corporate Finance
You will also choose four modules from the list of electives or core modules:
- Advanced topics in Valuation
- Bank Financial Management
- Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises
- Banking Strategy
- Corporate Governance
- Econometric Analysis and Applications
- Econometric Principles and Data Analysis
- Financial Econometrics
- Finance in the Global Market
- International Finance
- Introduction to Valuation
- Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets
- Research Methods
- Risk Management: Principles and Applications
- Any of the core courses not previously chosen
To find out more about this programme, including module details, fees and entry requirements, please visit the MSc Finance (Economic Policy) section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
Teaching and Learning
Teaching & Learning
The MSc is made up of eight modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.
You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.
Before the start of each module you have enrolled on, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software.
To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.
For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in September/October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.
For more information about studying with us, please visit the Frequently asked questions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
Fees and funding
Pay as you Learn
Our distance learning programmes can be paid in full at the time of enrolment or on a pay as you learn basis. Pay as you learn means you only pay for the module you are enrolling on.
If you have been a resident in England for 3 years you may be eligible. Click here to learn more.
Alternatively, we recommend students approach their local British Council, British High Commission or British Embassy, for information on local funding.
Dependent on nationality, employment circumstances and other factors, funding and sponsorship sources can include:
- United Nations (UNESCO, FAO, UNDP, UNEP etc)
- Bilateral Aid Agencies (SIDA, GTZ, etc)
- European Union
- British Council
- UK Department for International Development / Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- Educational and other charitable trusts
As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior positions in banking, asset management, pension funds, regulators and financial institutions.
Find out more by visiting the Careers section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
A Student's Perspective
The MSc in Finance (Financial Sector Management) offered by the Centre for Financial and Management Studies at SOAS University of London was the perfect fit and also allowed me to be part of a university with an outstanding global reputation.
How to Apply
To make an application, please complete our online application form. For more information about the application procedure and deadlines, and the supporting documentation required, please visit the admissions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
Find out more
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Got a question?
If you still have questions about this programme or studying at SOAS get in touch.
CeFiMS distance learning applications should be made through our online application form.