International Banking and Finance – MSc


Why study this course?

Our International Banking and Finance MSc is an excellent next step if you have an undergraduate degree in the field of banking and finance. We’ve designed the course to meet the needs of the international financial community and the City of London, increasing your job prospects after graduation.

The course is designed primarily for students working in the banking and finance sector therefore core modules are timetabled to be held in the evenings and allowing independent study and related activities to be undertaken during the day.

More about this course

On this MSc course you’ll experience the global environment of the banking and finance sector, taking advantage of the University’s location in a world city. Our students and tutors come from all parts of the globe and will enrich your learning and cultural experience. You’ll hear from industry experts who will give guest talks and presentations, providing real-world insights into the international banking and finance sector. This is also one of a few courses in the UK that includes the study of a core module covering investment banking as well as commercial banking.

You’ll be trained to use Bloomberg and become a part of the global elite of finance professionals who use the platform in relation to commercial and investment banking, international corporate finance, financial derivatives and risk management, as well as financial regulation and compliance.

Our course is built to enhance your job prospects and allow you to grow professionally.  You’ll also get a chance to learn a new language (German, French, Spanish or Arabic) to boost your international career prospects.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Commercial and Investment Banking (core, 20 credits)

Data Analysis for Global Business (core, 20 credits)

Financial Regulation and Compliance (core, 20 credits)

International Corporate Finance (core, 20 credits)

Business Consultancy Project-portfolio assessment (alternative core, 60 credits)

Dissertation (alternative core, 60 credits)

Professional Development and Work Placement (alternative core, 60 credits)

Advanced Financial Management (option, 20 credits)

Audit and Assurance (option, 20 credits)

Business Work Placement Project (option, 20 credits)

Economics of International Trade (option, 20 credits)

Environmental Economics and Investment (option, 20 credits)

Financial Derivatives and Risk Management (option, 20 credits)

Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability (option, 20 credits)

Growth, Trade and Development (option, 20 credits)

International Business Strategy with Simulation (option, 20 credits)

International Financial Reporting (option, 20 credits)

International Logistics (option, 20 credits)

Practical Sustainability (option, 20 credits)

Where this course can take you

Our academic programme allows you to tailor your learning to future career plans. If you want to progress into a senior role within the banking and finance industry, a master’s degree is increasingly becoming a requirement.

Our postgraduate students were able to progress on to senior roles in global organisations such as HSBC, JP Morgan, Barclays, Deloitte and Google.