Taught course

International Financial Markets

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

This highly specialised MSc in International Financial Markets will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to forge a successful career as a trader or financial manager anywhere in the world.

Southampton was one of the first UK universities to offer a specialised masters course in international financial markets, and remains at the leading edge of research and education in this field today.

You will be taught by lecturers who are active researchers, with many having worked in financial sector organisations, and can bring your studies to life with real-world case studies. Recent graduates have secured roles at PwC, HSBC and Bank of Shanghai.

Core/Compulsory modules include: Corporate Finance 1 and 2; Financial Risk Management; Fixed Income Securities Analysis; Stock Market Analysis; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives

Optional modules include: Derivative Securities Analysis; Quantitative Research in Finance; 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
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