Taught course

International Banking and Finance

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 a related discipline such as finance, accounting or management, with at least three courses in economics 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 offers an in-depth study of financial systems in theory and practice. The course considers the role of the financial system in an economy, how monetary policy is implemented and the use of different financial instruments such as bonds, stocks and derivatives.

Why Glasgow

  • The programme will give you a graduate-level analysis of different types of derivative securities with emphasis on the practical use of financial instruments and you will receive specialist training on Bloomberg software.
  • The Adam Smith Business School has been ranked in the top 10% worldwide for economics and finance (RePEc), with two of our academics rated in the top 1%.

Programme Structure

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

Core courses

  • Corporate finance
  • Financial markets, securities and derivatives
  • Monetary policy and the role of central banks
  • Modern theory of banking and finance.

Optional courses may include

  • Basic econometrics
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • Financial institutions and markets in developing countries
  • Foreign direct investment and development
  • International banking and financial markets
  • International capital markets
  • International financial accounting for MNCs
  • International financial management
  • International macroeconomics and policy
  • International trade
  • Project planning, appraisal and implementation
  • Public finance
  • The IMF, The World Bank and economic growth
  • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.

Optional courses are also offered in Accounting & Finance and Economic & Social History.

Career prospects

If you want to work in an international financial environment, this programme is designed for you. Our graduates are working in roles such as finance officers, research fellows, accountants, general managers and analysts. Recent employers include companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, HSBC, Deloitte and Barclays

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £10,650
International students
Full time: EU £10,650 Non EU £24,000
Please see the list of scholarship opportunities available.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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