Taught course

International Finance and Banking

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Division of Accounting and Finance
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as, accounting, finance, banking and economics, or closely-related disciplines at Honours level, or equivalent.

EU applicants: a good first degree in a relevant subject and an English language qualification (https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/english) are required. See https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/eu/guides for more details.

International applicants: a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant subject from a recognised university or HE institution and an English language qualification are required (https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/english). We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience. See https://www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/contactus for details.

Months of entry

January, November, September, July, June, March

Course content

Why choose this course?

This inter-disciplinary course blends economic, mathematical and financial theory with a range of analytical approaches to solve complex problems and implement successful solutions.

Study the changing contexts in which international finance companies and banks operate, learn to appreciate the integrated nature of the subject, and discover how to relate hard and soft issues to problem solving

  • Explore the subject’s inter-relationship with other disciplines, such as investment and accounting.
  • Develop the ability to apply your knowledge of finance and banking to highly complex issues and the changing external context in which they operate.
  • Gain mastery of complex and specialised knowledge, and boost your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Benefit from an enhancement in your lifelong learning skills and personal development, take the opportunity to work with self-direction and originality, and make a major contribution to business, wider society and the global economy.
  • All PG courses are available to start in Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar, Jun and Jul.

Unit Information

On this course you will undertake four 30 credit Units and one 60 credit project unit.

Our courses are designed engaging, attractive and flexible in the current global marketplace. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable.

Your course takes place over three semesters.

· Induction Week

· Unit 1 (30 credits)

· Unit 2 (30 credits)

· Unit 3 (30 credits)

· Unit 4 (30 credits)

· Capstone or Law project (BLP) 60 credits

Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with other students creating the opportunity for network development.

Course units:

· Bank Management

· The Global Economic Context

· Financial Regulation and Fraud Management

· Financial Markets and Portfolio Management

Capstone project

This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:

· Professional Practice - you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.

· The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.

· The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

Assessment

You will understand applied theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. This will enable you to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation. There are two assessments per unit (4 units total), in a variety of forms e.g. reports, presentations and essays.

Career prospects

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

· Retail Banking

· Investment Banking

· Corporate Relationship Management

· Regulatory Compliance Management

· Instrument trade

· Project Finance

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,800 (loans available - more information below)
International students
£12,000 (discounts and special scholarships available - more information below)

UK/EU:

Fees are £6,800. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan.

See www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/pg for full information on fees and funding.

International:

Fees are £12,000.

A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/international/international-applications/fees-and-scholarships for full information.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk
Phone
0300 3300 073