The MSc Financial Compliance and Governance is awarded by The University of Law and delivered at GISMA’s Berlin campus.
The MSc Financial Compliance and Governance has been designed to provide students with the strategic skills to not only analyse regulations and compliance functions but also other risks faced by financial institutions including market, credit and liquidity.
You will gain a fundamental understanding of financial markets and the changing place of financial institutions in the global economy. The main focus is to explore various threats and risks to financial institutions and the role of the compliance function in helping to identify and combat them.
With a core focus on employability, this course will ensure students are up-to-date with all the latest developments in this constantly shifting field.
Based at GISMA's Berlin campus, there is ample opportunity for students to extend their networking links and experience the dynamic forward-thinking environment. Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience with GISMA.*
Applications are now open for 2020 intake.
*According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.
The University of Law is one of the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training.
Who is the programme for?
This Master’s degree is ideal for those interested in a career in financial compliance. Whether you are looking to progress in your current career, switch careers or pursue a career in this field, this is the course for you. Berlin is an up and coming financial hub and with its diverse population, the perfect location to experience international education. You will get an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture Berlin has to offer whilst getting an insight into German businesses such as Sony, Deutsche Bahn and other key corporate players.
How will you learn?
This course is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus. Learning will take place both in and outside the classroom environment. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback.
The programme consists of three workshop contact hours each week per 30 credit module in order to promote group interaction, as well as personal support to individuals.
Students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits; and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.
By the end of the course, students will have acquired the necessary skills to become 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.
This year will consist of the following core modules:
Students will be assessed in a range of different methods in order to assess the module outcomes. Formative assessment will include preparation and feedback from seminars, workshops, tests and preparations. Summative assessment, which also contributes to the grade, includes individual and group assignments, projects and exams.
Upon completion of this course, students will have the necessary skills and knowledge for switching to or progressing within a career in financial compliance.
Additionally, students who graduate from this degree may consider pursuing further studies with other professional qualifications, a PhD or MBA.
Our dedicated Career Development Centre will help students fulfil their career goals through a variety of specialised services, and establishes long-lasting relationships with alumni and employers.
Career development centre
Read about a few of our company visits:
Some glimpses of student trips to Stockholm, Sweden organised by the Career Development Centre:
Fees and funding
Please contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply. If you are an international student and would like to find out more about visa requirements, please refer to our Student Experience section. Whilst studying in Germany, you have a number of accommodation options to choose from including our Berlin starter package.
Tuition fee - €16,000 / Year
Flexible payment plan
GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. A deposit of €2,000 is required to start:
Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.
The University of Law is a prestigious university in the UK with over 100 years supporting students
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across business and legal sectors
4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650*
in Europe, with a growing economy
Connect with 64,000 professionals working across legal and business sector
Study with an international student cohort with over 40 nationalities
Earn up to €40,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany
After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit