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Banking & Financial Regulation (MSc)

Course Description

Specialise in the area of bank regulation and acquire the knowledge and skills to provide invaluable leadership to financial institutions within the international banking environment.

In order to maintain stable financial systems, academics, policy-makers and practitioners need to be able to address the rationale and structure of micro- and macro-prudential regulation of modern banking.

This course will offer you the opportunity to specialise in the area of bank regulation in an international context, and become an expert in how ethics and corporate governance practices underpin banking regulation and practice.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Banking--Financial-Regulation-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

You’ll develop the theoretical foundation to analyse key issues in regulatory risk management in modern banking, ethics, bank failures, international financial regulation and emerging financial markets.

Upon graduation you’ll be equipped to provide invaluable leadership to financial institutions, having acquired the knowledge and skills to critically analyse the latest regulatory trends and their impact upon global financial markets.

The course will also provide you with a rigorous and intellectually demanding course of study that engages you in the banking and finance regulation literature. It will provide you with different perspectives on theories, concepts and case studies dealing with the practice of regulatory management within the international banking environment.

This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Subjects include:
- Financial management
- Financial markets, institutions and banking
- International economic law
- Principles of financial regulation
- Ethics and corporate governance
- Research methods
- Dissertation
- Plus one option module

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


The world of international finance is a fascinating and lucrative one. This higher degree will offer you a valuable head start in your chosen career.

Students graduating with an MSc in Banking & Financial Regulation would normally seek to further their career in the field of international banking regulation.

Visit the Banking & Financial Regulation (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. It is desirable to have a degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law but is not essential. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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