Master International Finance

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: Phase 1: applications open 1 October 2013 and close on 6 December 2013 Phase 2: applications open 20 January 2014 and close on 31 March 2014 Phase 3: applications open 1 May 2014 and close on 30 June 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 8,300 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 17,250 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Why Glasgow

* You will learn how to analyse the functioning of principal capital markets and the features of the main products traded on these markets; and to identify and use appropriate statistical techniques to analyse financial data.

* You will learn how to critically appraise models, theories and issues relevant to the finance function of international organisations, and apply information for financial decision-making.

* The programme has been granted a measure of accreditation from the Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
* Our staff have close connections to the accounting and finance profession. Many of our graduates have attained various positions in the financial sector, in industry and commerce, and in the public sector

Programme Structure

You will take three core courses and three optional courses and a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme, which will give you the flexibility to specialise based on your chosen area of interest.

Core courses * International capital markets
* International corporate finance
* Statistics for business research.

Optional courses * Behavioural finance
* Financial analysis and equity valuation
* Financial regulation and ethics
* Governing risk & uncertainty
* International banking and financial markets
* International financial management
* Mergers and acquisitions
* Risk management and derivatives securities.

Contents

You will take three core courses and three optional courses and a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme, which will give you the flexibility to specialise based on your chosen area of interest.

Core courses * International capital markets
* International corporate finance
* Statistics for business research.

Optional courses * Behavioural finance
* Financial analysis and equity valuation
* Financial regulation and ethics
* Governing risk & uncertainty
* International banking and financial markets
* International financial management
* Mergers and acquisitions
* Risk management and derivatives securities.

Requirements

Entry requirements for entry in 2014

You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) from a UK university.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

* overall score 6.5
* no sub-test less than 6.0
* or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

* ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

* Language Centre, University of Glasgow
* BALEAP guide to accredited courses

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) 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.

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

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