M.Sc. International Banking & 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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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.

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.

Contents

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

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) 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

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
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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