Taught course

International Banking and Financial Studies

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant subject with some element of quantitative study such as accounting, economics, finance, maths, management, engineering or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

Months of entry


Course content

A distinctive combination of banking and finance modules sets the MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies apart from other UK masters courses.

This masters degree offers a unique blend of finance and banking modules that will prepare you for a successful career without limiting you to a particular sector. Through case studies and exercises you will learn to apply your knowledge to real-world problems, enhancing your employability. You will also have the opportunity to learn widely used software packages such as Stata and advanced programming tools such as MATLAB.

Recent graduates have gone on to work at organisations including the International Monetary Fund, European Commission, Bank of England and Santander, as well as academia.

Core/Compulsory modules include: Corporate Finance 1 and 2; Financial Risk Management; International Banking; Quantitative Research Methods in Finance.

Optional modules include: Derivative Securities Analysis; Fixed Income Securities Analysis; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives; Stock Market Analysis; International Finance; Behavioural Finance

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393