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UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time
Start Date
September 2020
Accredited
Yes

Overview

Global Financial integration is a defining feature of the twenty first century. Our MSc International Finance and Banking course will help you build a finance career with a global perspective. Graduates from this course have the conceptual, analytical and professional skills needed in this new era of financial globalisation.

On this MSc International Finance and Banking degree course, you'll focus on multinational corporate finance and international banking. You'll learn about international money and financial markets, the theory and practice of corporate financial management, and analyse real-time financial market data movements on our Bloomberg terminals.

When you graduate, you'll be able to take on roles in corporate finance, and corporate financial services in banking and investment banking, accountancy and financial management.

Recognised by:

The University of Portsmouth is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for finance teaching by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). On successful completion of your Bloomberg Market Concepts training you'll be awarded the Bloomberg Certificate, an essential qualification for all city professionals.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn from experts in the sector, with research and consultancy experience, and links in the industry
  • Study econometrics, multinational corporate financial management, international banking and money markets
  • Use our Bloomberg suite to analyse real-time financial market data and make virtual trades
  • Access our extensive financial databases including Bloomberg, DataStream and Bank Scope, along with excellent library facilities and 24-hour internet access
  • Complete an independent research project which showcases your skills and knowledge in the field

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll understand the complexities of modern financial markets and be in a strong position to pursue a career within the finance and industrial sectors, including investment analysis, securities trading, banking and investment banking, accountancy and financial management.

What jobs can you do with a International Finance and Banking degree?

Career opportunities include:

  • commercial finance analyst
  • bid pricing executive
  • graduate econometrician
  • hedge fund manager
  • financial regulator

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

What you'll study on this MSc International Finance and Banking degree course

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 module worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.

Modules

Core modules include:

  • Financial Econometrics
  • Multinational Corporate Finance Management
  • International Money and Capital Markets
  • International Banking
  • Research Methods and Dissertation

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the international finance industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • computer-based workshops
  • guest speakers
  • live case studies

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks:

  • September to December – teaching block 1
  • January to May – teaching block 2

How you're assessed

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. Assessments will test your knowledge, and build the personal management and employability skills that are essential for your career.

Entry requirements​

MSc International Finance and Banking Master's degree entry requirements

Qualifications or experience
  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant or related subject, which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language requirements
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

​Course costs

Tuition fees (2020 start)

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full time: £10,500

International students

  • Full time: £15,100

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

Apply

Start your application by following the link below:

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us (above) or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply. 

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