MSc Global Central Banking
and Financial Regulation

Entry Requirements

Academic record: Candidates must possess previous relevant work experience within the banking and financial regulation sector.

Candidates must have an upper second class honours degree at undergraduate level from a UK university or the equivalent from an overseas university.

Applications are also welcomed from candidates who do not have the academic qualifications but possess demonstrable experience of working in banking and financial regulation at a level sufficient with the requirements of the course.

Transcripts: You will need to provide transcripts of your degree. These should be translated into English and we need to see the original or a certified/attested hard copy. If you are unable to send the original/certified copies at the same time of submitting your application then scanned and emailed copies can be accepted temporarily. When sending originals or certified/attested copies we recommend using a tracking service. 

English Language: All of our programmes are delivered in English so, if English is not your first language, you have not graduated from an English speaking university or worked in an English speaking environment for at least two years you must demonstrate a minimum overall standard in the following recognised tests of English. The certificate will be required as evidence.

  • IELTS (Academic): 7.0 - all four language components have to be scored 6.0+, with maximum of two components at lowest level 6.0 or 6.5
  • PTE: 70 - with 51+ in every section
  • CAE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190
  • CPE: Grade B – overall score 190 with 2 x 170 and 2 x 190
  • TOEFL: 100 – minimum component scores: Listening 21, Reading 22, Writing 21, Speaking 23
  • Duolingo: In order to verify the Duolingo results online, applicants need to nominate the University of Warwick as an institution who can receive their results. The following Duolingo scores are required for each band:
    Band B - Pass overall with a minimum score of 125

References: We require one professional reference from your line manager. Your referee should be able to comment on your key competencies and skills. We do not accept references from family members or friends.

Your file will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and once they have made a decision we will contact you. If you have been successful you will receive an offer letter and be required to complete the offer response form confirming your decision within 4 weeks.

Experience: The course is primarily aimed at those currently working in the banking and financial regulation industries or the related professional services and your application will therefore be strengthened based on the length and level of previous relevant work experience.

We are however, happy to consider applications from candidates with a less traditional background who demonstrate the drive and academic capability to succeed on the programme.

Technical requirements: The MSc in Global Banking and Financial Regulation is delivered 100% online and incorporates online text, multimedia, discussion forums and live webinar sessions. You will therefore require a stable and relatively high speed internet connection, an up-to-date web browser, the ability to listen to sound (a headset or speakers), and a microphone for taking part in live online webinars and group work. You can access the content of the programme on many devices, include desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile.

If you intend to access the programme from a workplace you should ensure that you will not have access restricted by organisational firewalls or policies.

Note: Some countries block access to certain sites (for example, YouTube) and live streaming services (for example, Skype). This could impact in your ability to participate in the programme. Please contact us if you have concerns related to this.


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