Who is it for?

Our MSc Global Finance programme is designed for highly driven, motivated, numerate individuals who are looking to further their career in finance, or transition into the sector, without having to relocate or interrupt their career. The MSc Global Finance will provide you with a thorough understanding of all major asset classes and how each function, within a global context.

"If you work full-time and study for a master's on the side, you need to be disciplined. It's hard, but it's rewarding."

- Valeria Radchenko, MSc in Global Finance

The course will maximise your career potential in the global finance industry and empower you to successfully tackle the challenges of today's global finance world across a wide range of organisations.


Over the course of this programme our students will be taught by celebrated finance experts as well as active researchers in finance, gaining a practical understanding of current issues and equipped with the analytical, numerical, and interpersonal skills needed to successfully take on the challenges of today's rapidly evolving world of global finance.

"This course has perfectly suited my needs by allowing me to complete an MSc at the times I wanted to and in my own home, sparing me the trouble of going back and forth to classrooms."

- Neetish Rampersad, MSc in Global Finance



At the outset of your studies you will meet with the Bayes Digital Learning team and faculty who will introduce you to the key principles of successful online learning.

MSc course modules

The first two modules of the course will build your foundational knowledge of finance, cash instruments, and how to analyse them. The following six will further your expertise through in-depth explorations of industry tools, techniques, and challenges. Finally, the last four modules will equip you with specialist knowledge of key industries within the financial sector and will set the course within a global context.

Assessment methods

Each module will usually contain six weeks of teaching and learning, with a seventh week for assessment. This will usually involve completing three to five short essay questions, covering ground from most of the topics in the module.

You will have full access to all module and course materials when completing your assessment.

All assessments are submitted online through Moodle, our easy-to-use online learning platform.

Term dates

Start dates 2023/4

  • September 4th 2023
  • January 8th 2024
  • May 6th 2024

(Please contact your relevant Admissions Officer for details of term times for the intake you are interested in.)

Teaching staff

Course Director

Nick Motson

Dr Nick Motson

Academic expert working at Bayes Business School

As a student on the MSc in Global Finance, you will be learning from a team of industry-leading experts and thought leaders, ably supported by our online tutors.

They will guide you through the content, exercises, discussions, weekly online webinars and assessments, ensuring that you never feel isolated as a learner.

"Academics and tutors are immensely helpful and are always accessible if we have any questions."

- Thomas Bratner, MSc in Global Finance

Module Leaders include:


How to apply

Apply for MSc Global Finance

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Grading system used by your university
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be around 500 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • English language test result (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two references
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status, all award documents must be verified, and should be provided to the relevant Admissions Officer via one of the methods stated in your offer.

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to arrange an individual appointment to discuss the application process and be given a tour of the facilities, please complete this form.

Please note - these are subject to availability.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution in a relevant discipline.
  • Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course but can be beneficial

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take an English language test.

If you have studied in the UK at degree level for less than three years (e.g. 3+1, 2+1, 2+2, etc.) you will be required to provide the results of an approved English language test and possibly resit the test to meet our academic entry requirements.

Full list of approved English language tests/qualifications and minimum requirements.


UK/EU/International (part-time) £24,000 PG Dip - £16,000 and PG Cert - £8,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

MSc Global Finance: £24,000 (split into four instalments across the two academic years)

PG Diploma Global Finance: £16000 (split into four instalments across the two academic years)

PG Certificate Global Finance: £8000 (split into two instalments across one academic year)

Payment schedule

  • (A deposit of £1,000 is payable upon acceptance of your offer. This will be deducted from the first payment of your fees.)
  • First installment: Half first-year fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the start of the induction period)
  • Second installment: Half first-year fees (paid at the start of the second term)
  • Third installment: Half second-year fees (payable during registration for second academic year)
  • Fourth installment: Half second-year fees (payable at the start of the second term.

Fees in each subsequent year of study for continuing students (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee for continuing students in writing prior to commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Career pathways

Whether your goal is to develop your career in finance, advance further within your current organisation or refresh your knowledge as a part of your continuous professional development earning our MSc in Global Finance can unlock a number of new opportunities for you professionally.

This part-time course will develop both your theoretical knowledge and develop your real-world financial skills. It also provides you with an opportunity to apply your learning to your workplace as you progress, ensuring that your studies can make a difference to your career right away.

Following graduation, you’ll be equipped to navigate the finance industry confidently whether this be in your career or in your own personal financial planning.

Of course, you’ll have our support throughout your studies and beyond. The Business School offers a variety of career services to help you make the most of your degree.

Our graduates

Nikita Kozachenko, oil and gas professional

Graduate Nikita was seeking to move from the energy sector into finance and chose our MSc to help him achieve this:

"With an MSc in Global Finance, I can get a position connected to the financial sector."

Valeria Radchenko, private banking professional

Valeria works in the Swiss finance sector and is applying her learnings from the MSc to improve her performance in her current role:

Increasing your qualifications allows you to grow within your company. Valeria Radchenko

Thomas Bratner, risk management professional

Having previously studied at master's level, Thomas was looking to deepen his knowledge of financial theories:

Acquiring more knowledge makes you even more curious to learn. Thomas Bratner

Neetish Rampersand, financial regulation professional

Graduate Neetish had experience of finance products offered by the insurance market, but wanted to broaden his knowledge to other sectors:

This course has boosted my confidence to deal with the evolving financial world. Neetish Rampersand

Course information and statistics (2022/23 cohort)

Our students come from 34 different countries
average age
of students have more than 5 years work experience
Graduation hat
of students already have a post graduate qualification