MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation

How to apply

We are delighted that you are interested in studying with us. We recommend you apply early as demand for this programme is high and if you wish to be considered for a scholarship an early application is advisable. 

If you want to understand whether you will meet our entry requirements then you can submit your CV to onlinemasters-info@wbs.ac.uk for a pre-check.

Please note: If you have previously studied for a Postgraduate Award on the Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation programme, and would like to undertake a further module, or build up to a higher qualification level, then you do not need to submit a new application. Simply email us at onlinemasters-info@wbs.ac.uk and let us know which module you would like to study next and we will begin the process.

Our application process

1 Meet us

Meet us either online or in-person to discuss your career plans and whether an individual module or the full MSc is right for you.

2 Prepare your application

Follow our top tips for writing your application and include references, CV, transcripts, and statement of purpose. 

4 Post-application

Once you’ve submitted your application with all supporting documents the processing time is usually between 4-8 weeks, however please be aware that processing times do vary and may take longer during busier periods.

5 Application decision

If your application is approved, the University will make an official offer of a place on the course. There will normally be a time limit to accept this. 

Offers may be conditional on you meeting academic, language, or other requirements. Don't worry about this - many students have conditional offers. Once you have met your conditions, the offer will automatically be made unconditional. 

6 Reply to your offer

If you accept our offer, you must pay your deposit (please see our Fees and Funding page for more information) within four weeks of the date of your offer letter. We will only refund this if you fail to meet the conditions of your offer.

Application deadlines

Our year-round application process means that as soon as you complete your application it will be processed and considered. 

MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation 
You may start your MSc at any module intake date, however we recommend starting in October.

Comparative Central Banking single module or MSc 
(October 2022 intake)
Round 1 – Sunday 3 July 2022
Final deadline – Sunday 21 August 2022

Behavioural Finance & Big Data single module or MSc
(October 2022 intake)
Round 1 – Sunday 3 July 2022
Final deadline – Sunday 21 August 2022

Financial Conduct, Leadership & Ethics single module or MSc
(February 2023 intake)
Please contact us for information

Money, Banks & Macroeconomics single module or MSc
(February 2023 intake)
Please contact us for information

Financial Markets & Financial Risk Management single module or MSc
(February 2023 intake)
Please contact us for information

Monetary Policy & Monetary Analysis single module or MSc
(June 2023 intake)
Please contact us for information

Financial Regulation & Supervision single module or MSc
(June 2023 intake)
Please contact us for information

Contact us for additional information surrounding individual modules (Postgraduate Award), Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate intake dates and options.

Please note that modules are delivered sequentially throughout the year.

The selection process

Applications are handled via our online application system. You will need to fill out the application form and provide evidence of the prerequisite requirements that are relevant to you. 

Your file will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and depending on which qualification level you apply for, you may be invited to a video interview. The interview is used to inform the Selection Committee and enables us to better understand what you want to achieve and to make sure we can offer what you are looking for. If you have been successful you will receive an offer letter and be required to complete the offer response form within the deadline stated on your letter.