M.Sc. International Banking & Finance

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP18200 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP8750 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
This programme offers an in-depth study of financial systems in theory and practice. The course considers the role of the financial system in an economy, how monetary policy is implemented and the use of different financial instruments such as bonds, stocks and derivatives, among many other topics.

Description

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Graduates will be well equipped to pursue a career in the finance sector as analysts, consultants or traders, be part of the international banking system, or work in public sector agencies such as central banks and ministries of finance.

Key facts
  • MSc: 12 months full-time;
Career prospects

If you wish to enter or are already in professions which require the background, knowledge and skills needed to work in an international financial environment, you will find this a suitable programme.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Phase 1: October, December, Phase 2: January, March, Phase 3: May, June
Tuition fee
  • GBP 18200 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 8750 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

On this programme, students will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses
  • Financial markets, securities and derivatives
  • International corporate finance
  • Monetary policy and the role of central banks
  • Modern theory of banking and finance.
Optional courses
  • Basic econometrics
  • Behavioural economics: theory and applications
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • Intermediate econometrics for applications in financial and development studies
  • International finance and money
  • International macroeconomics and policy
  • International trade
  • Modelling and forecasting financial markets
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Optional courses are also offered in Accounting & Finance and Economic & Social History

English Language Requirements

IELTS Take IELTS test
6.5
TOEFL iBT® test (read more)
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: The UK government confirmed new requirements for secure English language testing for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Gain Admission to This Master

By taking one of the Pre-Masters listed below

Requirements

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics, or a related discipline such as Finance, Accounting or Management, with at least 3 credit-bearing courses in economics or finance.

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

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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