MSc International Banking & Finance
This programme provides you with an in depth understanding of the theory surrounding international financial systems and how they operate in practice. It is ideally suited for recent business graduates who want to pursue a career in banking or finance.
- International Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of
- the Binomial and Black, Scholes and Merton models, computing Greeks for a variety of derivatives securities, pricing forward contracts, trading options and portfolio management using options and futures
- corporate finance, the functions of the securities markets and the optimal investment strategy
- how the three main elements of the financial systems operate: banks, the bond market, and the stock market
- how monetary policy is implemented, a review of the instruments available to central banks and the monetary transmission mechanism.
- Once government guidelines allow, you will have access to our labs. We have dedicated Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases and MATLAB for our postgraduate students. This will enable you to gain practical experience in order to analyse problems and assess the relevance of finance in real-life situations.
- You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in the banking and financial sector worldwide.
- Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.
You will take four core and two optional courses and write a dissertation, which is a substantial independent piece of work.
- CORPORATE FINANCE
- FINANCIAL MARKETS, SECURITIES AND DERIVATIVES
- MONETARY POLICY AND THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANKS
- MODERN THEORY OF BANKING AND FINANCE
Optional courses may include
- BASIC ECONOMETRICS
- BUSINESS CYCLES: THEORY, EVIDENCE AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY
- FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND EQUITY VALUATION
- FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND MARKETS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
- FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
- INTERNATIONAL BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
- INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS
- INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES
- INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
- INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS
- INVESTMENT, FINANCE AND ASSET PRICES
Optional courses are also offered in Accounting & Finance and Economic & Social History to give you a wider perspective of how the economy operates.
Our graduates have gone on to work in roles such as accounting analyst, performance analyst, and project accountant. Recent employers include KPMG, HSBC and Barclays. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.
2:1 Honours Degree or equivalent in Economics, or a related discipline such as Finance, Accounting or Management, with at least 15% of credit-bearing modules in Economics or Finance at 2.1 level.
Only applications that meet or exceed our stated entry requirements will go forward for consideration. Any application that does not will be automatically rejected. Applicants will be made offers based on their relative performance compared to other applicants, taking into account both current GPA, or degree classification, and the relevance of an applicant’s academic background.
Please note, applications that meet our minimum entry requirements may still be rejected, based on its score in comparison to other applications received during the same round. Please review our stated entry requirements to ensure you meet or exceed them before submitting your application.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
How to Apply
To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.
Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.
As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:
- A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
- Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
- One reference letter on headed paper
- Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
- Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.
You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.