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.
Familiarity with the latest innovative techniques in international lending and borrowing, asset and liability management and risk appraisal is also an essential requirement for all those involved in the global money and capital markets. With these needs in mind, this MSc programme aims to develop students' existing skills by advanced study in the areas of finance and banking, with particular emphasis on the international dimension.
The programme provides a coherent theoretical framework for the various subject areas, but the emphasis throughout is on the practical application of financial techniques in a real world setting.
UK/EU £7600 (International £14200)
Full-time study on our MSc programmes 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.
There are a range of compulsory and optional modules for this degree.
Additional compulsory module: MANG6095 Dissertation
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
1st or 2nd class honours degree from a UK university in an appropriate subject. Equivalent overseas/ professional qualification in an appropriate subject also welcomed.
Applicants whose first language is not English and do not have a degree from a UK university will be required to provide evidence of competency in English by reaching an appropriate standard in an approved text such as IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (grades A-C) or the Certificate in Advance English (grades A or B). Test results should be less than two years old at the time of expected registration at the University of Southampton and must be verified before admission.
No work experience is required.
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