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Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation (MSc/PGDip/PGCert/PG Award) (2021 Entry)

Accounting and Finance (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc/PGDip/PGCert/PG Award
  • Duration
  • Part-time: 3 years, online
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Gain specialist insight with the Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation MSc. A part-time, online programme delivered in partnership with the Bank of England that enables industry professionals to develop their career in central banking or financial regulation.

The MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation is a part-time, online programme delivered in partnership with the Bank of England. Postgraduate (PG) Award, PG Certificate and PG Diploma qualification options are also available. The WBS website offers further information on this course.

Built with finance industry professionals in mind this specialised programme has been designed to introduce professionals to the latest evidence led and practice informed financial regulation and monetary policy.

This programme consists of six modules (from a choice of seven) of equal weighting and a Research Methods and Dissertation module.

Upon successful completion of a single 20 credit module you will be awarded a Postgraduate Award.

From this you may wish to build up to a higher qualification level such as a Postgraduate Certificate (on completion of three 20 credit modules), a Postgraduate Diploma (on completion of six 20 credit modules) or a full MSc.

Core Modules

  • Research Methods and Dissertation (MSc option only)

Plus six of the following:

  • Comparative Central Banking
  • Money, Banks and Macroeconomics
  • Financial Regulation and Supervision
  • Monetary Policy and Monetary Analysis
  • Financial Markets and Financial Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance and Big Data
  • Financial Conduct, Leadership and Ethics


This programme is taught 100% online and delivered on the same bespoke platform, my.wbs, as our Distance Learning MBA.

You will be taught through a variety of methods which may include live or recorded lectures and material, group work, formative exercises, reflective exercises and forum participation.

Each module, excluding your dissertation, is taught in a 17 week slot. As a guide you can expect to spend approximately 11 hours studying each week.


Your learning will be assessed through a variety of methods. These may include online timed assessments, and individual written assignments or reports.

Skills from this degree

  • Expertise – The modular structure of the programme allows you to study and focus on an individual module topic and to return to build up to a higher award and further expertise at a later date
  • Better ‘on the job’ performance – Continuing to work while studying allows you the opportunity to make theory accessible and relevant, applying it to your day-to-day work and reflecting upon the practicalities of the real world
  • Evidence your knowledge – Completion of this programme provides evidence of your professional learning while providing new skills and insights through cutting-edge research and the latest thought-leadership in financial regulation
  • Best practice – You will bring back to your organisation many proven tools, ideas and best practice, as well as being able to apply your new knowledge with a greater awareness of the wider operating environment
  • Global network – Benefit from being part of a global cohort, allowing you to develop your professional network and understand different cultures and work practices

Minimum requirements Candidates must possess previous relevant work experience within the banking and financial regulation sector

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject or possess demonstrable experience of working in banking and financial regulation at a level sufficient with the requirements of the course

English language requirements Band B
IELTS 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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.

Participants on the MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation are expected to currently be working in either the banking or financial services sector, and completion of the course will provide evidence of your knowledge and competency in your role.

WBS CareersPlus service

You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, one-to-one sector specialist consultations, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.

If you would like to explore whether the MSc Global Central Banking and Financial Regulation is the right programme for you, you can:

  • Join us for an online webinar
  • Talk to us through our online Live Chat

Full details of all forthcoming events are on the WBS website.