Taught course

Economics, International Banking and Finance

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in Economics or a related subject such as Finance, Accounting or Management. Your degree must contain at least 15% credit bearing modules in Economics or Finance at 2:1 level.

Months of entry


Course content

This exciting new Masters programme combines the strengths of previous programmes into a single Masters, allowing students to benefit from a large portfolio of courses within economics, banking and finance. The programme focuses on the economic analysis of issues primarily related to financial economics, finance and international banking. It is aimed at students interested in financial markets and banking systems, and those who already work in financial and banking institutions, as well as government organisations more broadly.


Economics, International Banking & Finance aims to:

  • Instil critical awareness of theories and practice within economics, banking and finance, supported by the specialist knowledge gained through in-depth studies in these fields
  • Give you the opportunity, material and experiences to develop an appetite towards critical enquiry and investigation, and an applied focus in the areas of economics, banking and finance
  • Provide you with a skill base from which you can develop a curriculum, which supports you to actively engage in the labour market fields of economics, banking and finance
  • Provide you with opportunities to develop a range of transferable and specialist skills including economic theory, statistical methods and financial analysis, required in various environments including policy and regulation making.
  • Ensure you acquire quantitative skills to operate efficiently in the highly competitive international economic and financial markets.

You will be taught by specialists in the field who work regularly with global central banks and policymaking institutions around the world.

Once government guidelines allow, you will have access to exclusive computer which feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including dedicated Bloomberg terminals, prestigious financial databases, MATLAB, EViews, Stata and Oxmetrics Enterprise.

You will develop the essential concepts, analytical skills and critical thinking you require to start or enhance your career in the banking and financial sector worldwide.

Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with 2 sub-tests at 6.5 and 2 sub-tests at 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions