|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£18,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
First or upper second class honours degree in finance, economics, mathematics, management science or engineering from a UK university or equivalent overseas/ professional qualification.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)
All tests must be no more than two years old at the time of enrolment
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The global integration of financial markets has made it increasingly important for multinational companies, banks, fund managers, securities firms and corporate financial advisors to have a clear understanding of the theory and practice of international banking and finance, and how banks affect the economy. Familiarity with the latest innovative techniques in international lending and borrowing, asset and liability management and risk appraisal is also an essential requirement for those involved in the global money and capital markets.
This MSc will develop your existing skills through advanced study in the areas of finance and banking. The programme offers a coherent theoretical framework for the various subject areas, with particular emphasis on the international dimension and the practical application of financial techniques in a real world setting.
Full-time study on the MSc International Banking and Financial Studies course follows a schedule of half-day teaching blocks. A single module, for example, will be taught over six half-days, usually the same half-day each week e.g. six consecutive Monday mornings and half modules are taught over three half-days. Module teaching blocks will be scheduled on different half-days so that students will study several modules during the same period .
Teaching takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms with a few modules scheduled for evenings and the Easter vacation. These will usually be the optional modules but this is not guaranteed. Formal examinations take place in January and May/June each year at the end of each semester. If you pass the module assessments to a satisfactory standard you are permitted to continue work until September leading to the submission of an MSc dissertation.