MA International Trade and Finance

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MA International Trade and Finance

Leeds Beckett University

The MA International Trade & Finance is driven by the increasingly global nature of the financial services industry and the continued expansion of international trade. The course is designed for management professionals responsible for serving overseas customers and clients through exporting, or those involved in overseas commercial activities.

It is also relevant to overseas development and foreign direct investment roles and particularly appropriate for those working in or intending to work in organisations with a global reach, or involved in international strategic alliances. Additionally the course can provide valuable underpinning for general management positions in international organisations.

The MA is also relevant to students or managers in countries recently joining the World Trade Organisation. In addition to UK based delivery of this course, market interest in China and Vietnam, which recently joined the WTO, prompted the development of a Leeds Metropolitan collaborative arrangement for the delivery of the course in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Hangzhou, China.


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


Leeds Business School is located in the centre of the economically vibrant city of Leeds, the financial and commercial centre of the north of England. Our course embodies international subjects, issues and perspectives and is established in the UK, China and Vietnam. In China this course has research links with a major Chinese university. It is clearly focused on key international trade and finance aspects and is international in its content, its students, its delivery team and is delivered internationally in the UK, China and Vietnam.

We're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
12 months
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
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