MSc International Financial Services (by Research)

JIBS University Centre will be accepting its last intake for the MSc International Financial Services (by Research) degree in October 2018. There will be no new intakes after this.

Achieve an MSc in International Financial Services whilst undertaking your mandatory CPD

International Financial Services is an extremely diverse industry with various sectors and disciplines. Whatever your area of interest, the MSc in International Financial Services (by Research) can provide a study pathway that suits your career and personal development aspirations.

You will acquire specialist knowledge in an area of financial services of particular interest to you, while also benefiting from extensive research training. For example, students may choose study pathways that include areas such as Financial Crime Prevention; Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC); Management within Financial Services; Wealth Management; Trust and Company Management; or Funds. Your study pathway will be agreed with your supervisor.


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University of Buckingham
Award: MSc by Research
Awarding university: University of Buckingham
Studied in: Jersey
Duration: 2 years
Mode of study: Part-time
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Specialist study pathways

Select an area of study that suits your study and professional aspirations from the various international financial services study pathways available to you. Study pathways may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

Financial Crime Prevention

Anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions, market manipulation, fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, preventative measures, law of financial crime

Governance, Risk and Compliance

Corporate governance, risk management challenges, compliance, human factors, operational risk, utility of corporate governance, international business ethics, stakeholders, corporate responsibility

Management within Financial Services

Leadership and management of individuals and teams, creating and driving strategy, performance management methodologies, delivering operational outcomes, leading change, managing complex stakeholder relationships

Wealth Management

Investment management techniques, wealth structuring, private banking, fiduciary responsibilities, derivatives law

Trust and Company Management

Commercial trust law, international and comparative trust law, equity and trusts in context, developments in international trusts, foundations, role of fiduciary


Funds law, funds structure, funds regime, regulation of the funds landscape, operational considerations, technology e.g. Blockchain


Key features

Complements your existing CPD activity

Joining the Master's programme is an opportunity for you to continue with your current CPD activity, with unlimited access to our extensive range of CPD seminars and events. 

Jersey International Business School is a centre of excellence in the provision of highly specialised training and education in international financial centres. As a student on the Master's programme, you will have unlimited access to our extensive range of CPD seminars and events to support your study, as well as the JIBS knowledge portal, which includes e-learning, case studies and membership of KYC360°.

Outstanding supervisors

Our expert supervisors have experience across international financial services in fields such as strategy, compliance, governance and company law.

Your relationship with your supervisor is vital to the success of your studies. You will have a first and a second supervisor. Their role is to guide you in research skills and academic methodologies, in order to support you in the successful completion of your Master's programme.

Achieve your educational aspirations

Select an area of study that suits your study and professional aspirations from the various international financial services study pathways available to you.

You will enhance your employability by studying core research modules, before developing your own thesis on a topic of your choice. You will benefit from rigorous and advanced intellectual training, drawing on the most current and modern academic thinking and industry best practice.

Access to leading industry speakers

You will have the option to attend high-level Academic Dinners. These will comprise seminars on financial services, delivered by leading academic authorities and practitioners, followed by dinner.

Leading academics and eminent practitioners in international financial services will support learning and subject matter research to further develop your understanding. These dinners will further contextualise your deeper understanding of the key issues within the financial services industry.

Flexible part-time model

The Master's by Research is flexible in structure. This allows you to tailor a programme of study that meets your individual and professional needs.

Studying part-time, you can fit your study and research around your work and home commitments. The emphasis of the Master's degree is on self-directed study, taking advantage of new technology and engaging in original inquiry, meaning you can develop a range of study patterns that suit you.