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MSc International Banking and Finance Who is it for?

You have a working background in banking and finance or who have studied banking, finance or accounting at undergraduate level.

About the Course

This degree covers the themes of international banking and finance and related knowledge, reflecting the changing nature of International banking in the 21st century. It seeks to give a rounded understanding of the different aspects of knowledge required to be a successful banking or finance worker allowing you to be a credible applicant for postgraduate employment.

The course is designed to complement the range of knowledge and skills that you will have acquired in the course of earlier studies and work experience. It will provide you with theoretical and practical frameworks as well as analytical techniques and key transferable skills. In addition it will develop the ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills and to exercise professional judgement for those seeking a role in international financial regulation; banking, insurance, strategic decision making, corporate governance and the management of risk within an organisation.

International Banking and Financial Markets

This module will provide you with a sound grasp of the development of and the current operational structures and systems of both international banking and financial markets. Although the module will concentrate on the development and current position of the major banking and capital markets, it will also give an understanding of how banks operate and the key banking products and use of derivatives in banking.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

Those who intend to work in a business environment need to be aware of the influence and impact of CSR and governance on organisations and society in general. Banking and finance matters to all in society, as demonstrated by recent events such as the ‘credit crunch’, declining stock market performance etc. This module will give you knowledge of how companies demonstrate their responsibility to the business world and society at large.

Accounting and Finance for Business

Course Content

The course covers International Banking and Finance via six compulsory modules. You will be required to study the six modules during two semesters and a dissertation. The modules include:

Global Financial Strategy

Students of finance need to be aware of the factors that influence the financial decision making in business today. It is important for students to realise that the competitive world of today is not confined to regional markets, but is international in its nature. This module will enable you to analyse corporate risk and financial performance from a global perspective.

Accounting and Finance for Business is an introduction to fundamental concepts and business techniques of accounting for business managers. It covers the basics of management accounting, financial reporting, investment appraisal and working capital management. This module is therefore a fundamental and essential component of any study of banking and finance

Investment Analysis

This module will introduce you to theoretical and technical methods of portfolio planning with a view to providing detailed knowledge of stock market investment planning.

Risk Management

Corporate governance and compliance with legislation have changed the way risk is managed. Reporting requirements have a direct bearing on the capital structure of banks, thereby driving the importance of risk measurement and management. This module will teach you how financial institutions identify, assess and manage their risks.


An important feature of a Master’s programme is the development of your ability to work independently as evidenced by the dissertation. You will be required to write a 15,000 word dissertation on a chosen topic, using the taught research methods.


A variety of assessment methods are used including reports, essays, presentations, student-led seminars, workshops, ‘e’ based assessments and examinations.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in International Banking and Finance is designed to prepare you for a career in international banking and the global financial services industry.

Duration of Course

The course commences in September of each year and is taught over two semesters followed by one semester of supported study whilst you complete your dissertation. The duration of the course is 12 months.

Entry Requirements

For admission to the course, you will normally hold a recognised First or Second Class Bachelor’s degree in finance, banking, accounting or a related discipline. Students who hold professional qualifications may be eligible to enter this course. Professional qualifications considered would include ACA, AIA, ACCA, CIMA, AIB, IFA, IFS, ACII etc. if they are obtained by examination. If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirement of IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).


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