Master of Science

MSc Financial Compliance and Governance

The Master of Science Financial Compliance and Governance is a one year postgraduate degree (or 18 months with work placement) designed to deliver a strong understanding of key areas within global financial compliance such as regulations, risks and problem solving. The course has been developed to take a detailed look at financial institutions and the markets in which they operate, focusing on how compliance helps to identify risks and guide solutions.

We also offer the Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) Financial Compliance and Governance and the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) Financial Compliance and Governance for those who are looking to complete a postgraduate qualification, in less than one year. The PG Dip is designed to be undertaken in two terms (6 months) while the PG Cert can be completed in one term (3 months).

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s)

Full requirements

Next start date

January 2021

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You can apply to study this course directly with The University of Law today.


You can rotate study between our UK and Berlin campuses, completing the course at your 'home' campus. Visa restrictions and study conditions apply. Find out more

Students completing an 18 month MSc (excluding the MBA) have the opportunity to apply to complete a work placement as part of their final module.

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Course Details

MSc Financial Compliance

Our MSc Financial Compliance and Governance is a specialist course aimed at those looking to advance their careers in global financial compliance and governance. Upon successful completion of this course you will be fully equipped to look at not only regulations and compliance functions, but also at other risks faced by financial institutions including market, credit and liquidity.

This course provides an in-depth understanding of financial markets and the changing place of financial institutions in the global economy. The main focus of the course is to explore various threats and risks to financial institutions, as well as the role of the compliance function in helping to identify and combat them. Offering a balanced mix of theory and practical application via real life case studies, we’ve designed this course to enhance your knowledge and skills to complement your career aspirations.

On successful completion of this course, you will feel confident in joining key players in the roles of corporate global risk management, global audit and compliance coordination, corporate social responsibility and ethics management, security and compliance management in all types of financial institutions.

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Whether it’s face to face or online, our law and business programmes will always be available to you whatever you choose. That’s our guarantee.

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Course Structure

  • Financial Markets, Analysis and Analytics (30 credits)
  • Global Financial Regulation and Governance (30 credits)
  • Risk Management and Compliance Functions under Basel III (30 credits)
  • Digital Financial Crime, AML and Cyber-Crime (30 credits)
  • Research Methods and Research Based Output (60 credits)

Course Start Dates

  • MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate
  • MSc Financial Compliance and Governance
    • Full-time: GISMA Business School (Berlin) and London Moorgate

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Course Information


To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.



You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.

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Fees and Applying


You can apply for this course directly with the University, or GISMA if you’d like to study in Berlin.

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London campuses
£17,000 (UK/EU/International students)

Berlin campus
€16,000 (UK/EU/International students)

You could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan to study this course.

We offer a range of bursaries and awards available to students for the development of skills in the professional services sector.



We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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