MSc Banking and Risk

Nottingham University Business School

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited

MSc Banking and Risk

Nottingham University Business School

Our banking courses are at the forefront of banking and finance education.

By choosing this course you will become an expert in the theory and practice of risk measurement and management in banking. You will be taught by the UK's leading experts in banking, finance, economics, and risk who are members of the Business School's Centre for Risk Banking and Financial Services (CRBFS).

The course blends banking with risk theory and risk management enabling you to become an expert in bank operations and management. You will also develop an advanced understanding of risk management – a key area of development for international banks.

Risk has become a major focus for the banking sector since the financial crisis and banks continue to review their risk management. This course will provide you with a unique understanding of all the major risks facing domestic and international banks and how to manage risks in the banking sector.

This course is for you if your chosen career path is:

  • an academic/researcher in banking risk; or
  • as a banking practitioner in domestic, international or central banks and you want to pursue a career in a credit, liquidity or market risk department of an international bank

You will encounter both internationally renowned academics and leading experts from the banking industry.

The programme is also fully accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) which means you will graduate with a dual award: an MSc Banking and Risk and the Chartered Banker Diploma which is the gold standard for professional bankers and is the highest award available in the banking world. We are proud to be one of the few business schools to offer this dual qualification degree.

As an undergraduate you studied management, accountancy, economics and/or finance or you are currently working in the financial sector and are keen to sharpen your banking skills to pursue your career goals.

The course provides you with a unique opportunity to concentrate on and develop your career in this exciting, fast-paced sector, so that you gain the knowledge and skills to make a real and immediate impact.

If you prefer to focus on banking and finance or economics please consider our MSc Banking and Finance and MSc Banking and Managerial Economics.

Course structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester One

  • Bank Theory and Operations
  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Further Quantitative Research Methods
  • Risk Analysis

Semester two

  • Bank Modelling and Performance Analysis
  • Corporate Risk

At least one from:

  • Behavioural Economics and Decision making
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Services: Context, Consumers and Markets *
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions *
  • Theory of Risk and Insurance

*In order to graduate with Chartered Banker Status you must choose both these modules.


12,000-15,000 word Banking and Risk dissertation

Admission requirements

2:1 honours degree or equivalent

English requirements

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 4, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
11,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Nottingham, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 16, 2017
Duration 12 months
Price 11,000 GBP
UK/EU; 19,500 GBP Overseas students