Taught course

International Finance

University of Aberdeen · University of Aberdeen Business School

Entry requirements

Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:1 (upper second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth) with a background in quantitative methods.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in International Finance is a challenging programme, designed for students who are already confident with numbers and are looking to gain an understanding of the theory and practice of finance with an international perspective. The programme has a strong basis in economics and international trade and will provide students with an understanding of the key elements of the operation of global financial and economic systems. Students will develop the ability to evaluate and manage the risks involved in international business in order to understand investment decisions relevant for multinational businesses, governments and international organisations in both developed and emerging markets.

Over the year, students will develop skills in the analysis of a range of issues in international trade and the international monetary and financial systems, including foreign direct investment, balance of payments, sovereign debt, international currency and commodity markets. This will involve drawing on relevant elements of international macroeconomics, trade theory, the theory of option pricing, futures, the economics of international financial markets and other key elements of international finance.

Students who graduate from our programme will be well-placed to secure a position in an international organisation, in areas such as corporate finance, investment management or trading, benefitting from our strong links with the finance and accounting professions.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Student Admissions
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