This one year postgraduate degree (or 18 months with work placement) focuses on exploring various threats and risks to financial institutions and the role of the compliance function in helping to identify and combat them.
The course explores international regulatory bodies, rules and directives, management of the financial crime risks, cybersecurity, business ethics & integrity and money laundering, encouraging students to look not only at regulations and compliance functions but also at other risks faced by financial institutions including market, credit and liquidity risks in light of Basel accord changes, delivering a comprehensive knowledge of compliance and risk management synergies.
Graduates will become key players in the roles of corporate global risk management, global audit & compliance coordination, corporate social responsibility and ethics management, security and compliance management in all types of financial institutions.
We also offer the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Financial Compliance and Governance and the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Financial Compliance and Governance for those who are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification, in less than one year. The PG Dip is designed to be undertaken in two terms (6 months) while the PG Cert can be completed in one term (3 months).
Why study with us?
Practical courses delivered by experienced teachers and specialists with industry expertise to boost your employability
Focused learning - smaller class sizes mean friendly, personalised teaching, greater interaction and that your views will be heard
100% of our UK postgraduate Business students were in employment 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes 2017/2018)
Our MSc Financial Compliance and Governance is a specialist course aimed at those looking to advance their careers in global financial compliance and governance. Upon successful completion of this course you will be fully equipped to look at not only regulations and compliance functions, but also at other risks faced by financial institutions including market, credit and liquidity.
This course provides an in-depth understanding of financial markets and the changing place of financial institutions in the global economy. The main focus of the course is to explore various threats and risks to financial institutions, as well as the role of the compliance function in helping to identify and combat them. Offering a balanced mix of theory and practical application via real life case studies, we’ve designed this course to enhance your knowledge and skills to complement your career aspirations.
On successful completion of this course, you will feel confident in joining key players in the roles of corporate global risk management, global audit and compliance coordination, corporate social responsibility and ethics management, security and compliance management in all types of financial institutions.
UK Entry Requirements
Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.
Financial Markets, Analysis and Analytics (30 credits)
Global Financial Regulation and Governance (30 credits)
Risk Management and Compliance Functions under Basel III (30 credits)
Digital Financial Crime, AML and Cyber-Crime (30 credits)
Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits)
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