Banking and International Finance, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
  • English
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Integrated financial markets and global businesses contribute significantly to modern banking, which is inseparable from international finance. The Banking and International Finance programme is offered by the University of Leeds.

About

The Banking and International Finance programme from the University of Leeds gives you a comprehensive overview of central issues in banking and international finance, with an understanding of the forces that sway financial markets as well as the theories underlying commercial and international banking. You’ll gain knowledge and skills that can be practically applied, and put them to the test in real-life scenarios through practical exercises.

You’ll learn from highly qualified tutors with research and consultancy expertise in credit, banking and finance. A strong research culture and excellent links with industry, commerce and professional bodies will give you the rare opportunity to gain a real understanding of the current challenges and issues facing the world’s international financial institutions.

Academic excellence

As a student, you will be able to access the knowledge of our advanced specialist research units, which also have strong links with leading institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. These include the Centre for Advanced Study in Finance (CASIF), the Institute of Banking and Investment (IBI) and the Credit Management Research Centre (CMRC). This research makes an important contribution to your learning on the MSc Banking and International Finance; you will benefit from a curriculum that is informed by the latest knowledge and critical thinking.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the MSc Banking and International Finance can expect to have worldwide appeal to employers in finance, investment banking and financial services.

Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue successful careers in commercial and investment banking, corporate finance and financial analysis. Alternatively, the course can provide an excellent grounding for a career in financial journalism.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Corporate Finance
  • Applied Finance
  • Commercial Banking
  • International Banking and Finance
  • Accounting and Finance Dissertation
  • Critical Skills for the Finance Professional
Optional modules
  • International Investment
  • Economics of Globalisation and the International Economy
  • Information and Organisation Design
  • International Business Finance
  • Forensic Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                      Detailed Programme Facts

                      • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Full-time duration 12 months
                      • Credits
                        180 alternative credits
                      • Languages
                        • English
                      • Delivery mode
                        On Campus
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                      English Language Requirements

                      You only need to take one of these language tests:

                      • Minimum required score:

                        6.5

                        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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                      • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

                        176

                        The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

                        Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

                      • Minimum required score:

                        92

                        The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                      Academic Requirements

                      You need the following GPA score:

                      Required score: Upper Second Class

                      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                      A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject, such as accounting, finance or mathematics, and normally a background in economics.

                      Tuition Fee

                      Funding

                      Leeds University Business School awards a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

                      There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible for, including:

                      • Masters in Accounting and Finance UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
                      • Masters in Accounting and Finance International Excellence Scholarship
                      • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
                      • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

                      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.