Taught course

International Finance

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject, with school level Mathematics or at least 1 credit-bearing module in University level Mathematics. 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


Course content

This programme is designed to give you an understanding of the financing and investment issues facing oganisations that operate internationally. You will also develop and understanding ot the treasury function of multinational companies.

Why Glasgow

  • You will learn how to analyse the functioning of principal capital markets and the features of the main products traded on these markets; and to identify and use appropriate statistical techniques to analyse financial data.
  • You will learn how to critically appraise models, theories and issues relevant to the finance function of international organisations, and apply information for financial decision-making.
  • The programme has been granted a measure of accreditation from the Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
  • Our staff have close connections to the accounting and finance profession. Many of our graduates have attained various positions in the financial sector, in industry and commerce, and in the public sector.

Programme Structure

You will take three core courses and three optional courses and a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a finance-related theme, which will give you the flexibility to specialise based on your chosen area of interest.

Core courses

  • International capital markets
  • International corporate finance
  • Statistics for business research.

Optional courses

  • Behavioural finance
  • Financial analysis and equity valuation
  • Financial regulation and ethics
  • Governing risk & uncertainty
  • International banking and financial markets
  • International financial management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Risk management and derivatives securities.

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
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Adam Smith Business School