Taught course

International Finance and Banking

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Department of Economics and Finance
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Global Financial integration is a defining feature of the twenty first century. Our MSc International Finance and Banking course will help you build a finance career with a global perspective. Graduates from this course have the conceptual, analytical and professional skills needed in this new era of financial globalisation.

On this MSc International Finance and Banking degree course, you'll focus on multinational corporate finance and international banking. You'll learn about international money and financial markets, the theory and practice of corporate financial management, and analyse real-time financial market data movements on our Bloomberg terminals.

When you graduate, you'll be able to take on roles in corporate finance, and corporate financial services in banking and investment banking, accountancy and financial management.

The University of Portsmouth is recognised as a centre of excellence for finance teaching by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

You'll be eligible for student membership, which gives you access to networking and career opportunities.

During your studies, you'll also be prepared for CISI's Integrity Matters and Corporate Finance Technical Foundation examinations, industry-recognised professional qualifications which complement your degree.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn from experts in the sector, with research and consultancy experience, and links in the industry
  • Study econometrics, multinational corporate financial management, international banking and money markets
  • Use our Bloomberg suite to analyse real-time financial market data and make virtual trades
  • Access our extensive financial databases including Bloomberg, DataStream and Bank Scope, along with excellent library facilities and 24-hour internet access
  • Complete an independent research project which showcases your skills and knowledge in the field

Work experience and Career Planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the international finance industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll understand the complexities of modern financial markets and be in a strong position to pursue a career within the finance and industrial sectors, including investment analysis, securities trading, banking and investment banking, accountancy and financial management.

Career opportunities include:

  • commercial finance analyst
  • bid pricing executive
  • finance internship
  • graduate econometrician
  • hedge fund manager

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Information for international students

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £10,500 p/a *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase.
International students
Full time: £15,100 *Tuition fee is subject to annual increase

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Team
Email
bal-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
023 9284 2991