MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation

Programme structure

Built with the industry professional in mind and delivered by academics from WBS alongside policy experts from the Bank of England, the MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation has been designed to introduce you to the latest evidence led and practice informed financial regulation and monetary policy.

Due to its modular nature, you may choose to begin your studies in either October, February or June each year and the MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation consists of six modules (from a choice of seven) of equal weighting and a Research Methods and Dissertation module.

Each of the six modules can generate 20 credits towards your final Masters degree. Typically, one module (excluding the Research Methods & Dissertation module) is studied in 17 weeks, culminating in an assessment. As a guide, you can expect to spend approximately 11 hours studying each week.

Alternatively, you may wish to initially commit to a single module, which upon successful completion will grant you a Postgraduate Award qualification. From this, you may wish to build up to a higher qualification level such as a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma, or a full MSc.

Monetary Policy and Monetary Analysis

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Financial Regulation and Supervision

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Comparative Central Banking

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Behavioural Finance and Big Data

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Money, Banks and Macroeconomics

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Financial Conduct, Leadership and Ethics

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Financial Markets and Financial Risk Management

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Research Methods and Dissertation

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Your online platform, my.wbs

Our MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation is delivered on the same bespoke online platform, my.wbs, as our Distance Learning MBA, which the Financial Times ranked as 1st in the world in its Online MBA Ranking 2021.

Each module has a dedicated welcome page, providing you with an overview of which topics will be covered, and will feature a variety of teaching methods including lectures, guest speaker sessions, video interviews, live webinar sessions and written documents.

Additionally, where modules have required reading, you will be provided with direct links through the module materials, allowing you immediate access. my.wbs is built to be compatible with any type of device, all you will need is an internet connection and an up-to-date browser to access learning materials. It is recommended that you use headphones, a microphone and a webcam to contribute to webinars.

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.

Programme details

This programme is suitable for those looking to evidence their knowledge, gain insight or develop their career in central banking or financial regulation and seeks to spread the best thought leadership in financial regulation to central bankers, financial regulators and all finance professionals in the global financial industry.  

It is 100% online and delivered on the same bespoke platform, my.wbs, as our Distance Learning MBA which the Financial Times ranked as 1st in the world in its Online MBA Ranking 2021. 

In addition to the programme material you will also benefit from access to a range of optional online careers resources including an online Career Management module and resources covering topics such as Pay Negotiation and Interview Simulation. Please contact us for more information. 

Qualification levels

  • Successful completion of a single module grants the participant a Postgraduate Award.
  • Successful completion of three modules grants the participant a Postgraduate Certificate.
  • Successful completion of six modules grants the participant a Postgraduate Diploma.
  • Successful completion of seven modules (including the Research Methods & Dissertation module) grants the participant a full MSc qualification.