Taught course

International Finance

Aberystwyth University · Aberystwyth Business School

Entry requirements

Good degree in a related discipline. Mature non-graduates with experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters in International Finance is a superb opportunity for you to gain expert knowledge in the forces that move the global economy and the financial and accounting structures that sustain it. You will also develop a thorough understanding of the functioning of the financial services industry in general and the banking sector in particular within the international monetary system. You will come to master the complex factors affecting the free movement of capital in the globalised world.

This full time, one year advanced postgraduate degree was specially created to enhance your future career prospects. In addition to receiving world-class financial training, you will generate a broad range of skills which are highly desirable to employers in every sector. You will be confident in using the tools and techniques required for high-level research and analysis, and you will be experienced in argument formation and delivery to justify your positions.

The MSc in International Finance will equip you with the skills and specialist knowledge required to test the theories, practices and conventional wisdom pertaining to the function of financial institutions, instruments, and markets in the economic process. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate the contemporary role of the financial system within domestic economies and the globalised financial environment. By mastering these subjects, you will have a truly expert understanding of the force that shapes our world today.

You will study topics including international finance, development, regulation, financial systems and the economic process through particular models and equations found in the core and optional study modules. For instance, in the module Research Methods in Finance, you will employ econometrics to analyse your subject matter. This will also prepare you for your final dissertation, in which you will demonstrate your enhanced skills in critical thinking and creativity, analysis, synthesis and critical appraisal.

You will study within the Aberystwyth Business School where robust debate is encouraged. Lectures and seminars will require you to develop your own ideas and to express, justify and defend them against the competing claims of your peers. You are, however, expected to take responsibility for your learning through independent reading and further study. This course runs full time for one academic year.

In addition to this first-rate financial training, you will also nurture a skillset perfect for almost any role in any business or postgraduate workplace. You will be confident in financial management and accounting; but also in planning and decision-making; and research, analysis and presentation. These traits will make you a desirable employee for financial and other institutions at national and international levels.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Carys Lennon
+44 (01970) 622523