This course is for you if you want to take an analytical approach to understand the methods used in modern banking and finance in the international context.
The MSc in Banking and International Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities.
You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The course will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library.
This MSc opens up career options as an economist in government, business and many international organisations and is good preparation if you wish to move into banking, more general financial management, the civil service or the financial sector.
A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
At the start of the course, you will cover the content for the Investment Foundations Certificate offered by the CFA. It is recognised by employers in the finance industry and can be completed externally to the University for a small fee. You will be also be introduced to the Bloomberg Terminals and given the opportunity to complete a free online examination, ‘Bloomberg Essentials’. Completing these professional certificates can really help you stand out to employers.
You will benefit from career support from our in-house Career Development Manager and the University’s Career Development Service which offers tailored postgraduate employability support. Many of our students have gone on to work in global organisations across industries including banking and finance, engineering, service industry, logistics, and technology, as well as governments, NGOs and charities, or pursued careers in academia and education.
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