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MSc/PGDipInternational Banking and Finance

Tuition fee £12,500.00 per year
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This programme of study is designed specifically for students wishing to embark on a career in the global world of banking and financial services. It is also ideal for bankers who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge and advance their careers. You will gain a competitive edge by acquiring an advanced and critical understanding of theoretical frameworks and applied aspects of banking, financial regulation, financial markets, bank management and corporate financial management. Within this programme, continued emphasis is given to practical application of banking and finance knowledge and techniques. This will allow you to develop the ability to research issues, analyse and solve problems and operate effectively in the context of modern banking and finance environments.

Recognising that the banking industry and financial markets are highly globalised and dynamic, the programme has been developed so that it incorporates a study of different banking systems, international financial markets and emerging global trends and developments in banking in its core content. Our innovative option courses offer you a chance to explore, in-depth, cutting edge developments in areas such as risk management, financial trading techniques, portfolio management and project finance.

The dissertation element will give you a unique chance to develop your research abilities and deepen your expertise in an area of banking and finance in which they have developed a specific interest during the course. Guest lectures are delivered by leading academics and senior executives from banks and other financial institutions to keep students attuned with the latest developments in this dynamic sector.

The aims of the programme are:

To provide an intellectually demanding and flexible programme that examines the key theoretical underpinnings and applied elements of banking, financial markets and financial institutions and offer opportunities to engage with related areas of specialism To develop your understanding and appreciation of contemporary and defining issues faced by bankers and finance professionals through reflective, critical and evaluative thinking and teaching which is enhanced by research and professional practice To enable you to become a competent practitioner in the field of banking and finance by equipping you with a blend of knowledge, technical skills, creativity and ethical values required to perform effectively in key management and strategic roles.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Business English for Academic Purposes – Level 4 Research Methods (15 credits) Foundations of Scholarship (Dept ACC) (15 credits) Dissertation (Postgraduate Accounting and Finance Suite) (45 credits) Financial Management (30) (30 credits) Financial Markets and Bank Management (30 credits) Global Banking and Financial Regulation (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Portfolio Management (15 credits) Project Finance (15 credits) Financial Trading Techniques (15 credits) Topics in Risk Management (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates have management opportunities in the banking and finance areas. In recent years employers of our students and graduates have included Barclays Financial Services, HSBC, Interamerican Bank, Merit Broker House, AXA, the National Bank of Greece, the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Vietcombank and the Bank of Africa Group.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States