The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world.

Programme overview

The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions managers in banks should make and how to make them. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary. The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks.

Programme structure

In their first term (Sept-Dec) students will take induction and core course. These are highly crafted and specialised, and include statistics for finance, banking, and risk management. During the second term (Jan-May) students choose optional courses, which can include investment management, data mining, risk management and derivatives. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug).

Knowledge exchange

The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling. It engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry.

Industry links

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life Investments.