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
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
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Southampton Business School
- +44 (0)23 8059 4393