M.Sc. International Banking & Financial Studies

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR17700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English
University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
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.

Description of International Banking & Financial Studies


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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Non EU: May 31
Tuition fee
  • EUR 17700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 9470 Year (EEA)

UK/EU £7600 (International £14200)

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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.

Typical course content

There are a range of compulsory and optional modules for this degree.

Year 1

Semester One


  • MANG6142 Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives
  • MANG6221 Stock Market Analysis


  • MANG6019 International Banking
  • MANG6022 Corporate Finance 1

Semester Two

Additional compulsory module: MANG6095 Dissertation


  • MANG6008 Quantitative Research in Finance
  • MANG6018 Derivative Securities Analysis
  • MANG6239 Behavioural Finance
  • MANG6222 Fixed Income Securities Analysis


  • MANG6019 International Banking
  • MANG6020 Financial Risk Management
  • MANG6023 Corporate Finance 2

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).

English Language Requirements

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CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score (read more)
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)

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.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for International Banking & Financial Studies

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.

  • IELTS - Overall score 6.5 or above and all sections scores 6 or above.
  • TOEFL (paper based test) - Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test) - Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.

Work Experience for International Banking & Financial Studies

No work experience is required.

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