Taught course

Banking and Financial Services

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Economics or Finance, or a related discipline with at least 4 credit-bearing modules in Economics and/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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will provide you with an understanding of management and regulation of financial markets, various models of pricing financial assets such as stocks, bonds and elective contracts and the underlying assumptions of such models.

Why Glasgow

  • The programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the economic, financial and legal environment in which providers of financial services operate.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend guest lectures with business leaders and opinion formers, such as the Vice President of Morgan Stanley and the former Management Editor of the Economist.
  • The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally-recognised research with real social impact.
  • You 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 services
  • International corporate finance (Accounting & Finance)
  • International finance and money
  • Modern theory of banking and finance.

Optional courses

  • Advanced portfolio analysis (Portfolio analysis and investment is a co-requisite for this course)
  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Financial sector stability and growth
  • International banking and financial markets
  • International capital markets
  • International financial accounting for multinational companies (MNCs)
  • International financial management
  • International trade
  • Monetary policy and the role of central banks
  • Portfolio analysis and investment (co-requisite for Advanced portfolio analysis)
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Information for international students

The University of Glasgow welcomes students from over 100 different countries. For applicants whose first language is not English, the University normally sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. Visit: http://www.gla.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/ for details.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8750
International students
£18200

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/bankingfinancialservices/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Adam Smith Business School
Email
business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk