Taught course

International Banking and Financial Studies

University of Southampton · Southampton Business School

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.

Months of entry


Course content

Step into the dynamic sector of international banking and finance at the University of Southampton. This tailored MSc programme immerses you into the complex relationship between banking, finance, and the economy. Learn through interactive lectures, case studies, and group discussions, sharpening your ability to evaluate current events and trends.

Delve into specialised areas with optional modules, focusing on topics such as investment analysis, corporate governance, and financial risk management. You'll get hands-on experience with industry-standard tools including Stata and MATLAB, enhancing your market readiness.

Benefit from our academic team's rich industry insights and connections, preparing you for a successful career in various avenues including banking, insurance, and financial consulting. Join a network of alumni who have roles at prestigious organisations globally. Forge your path in the finance sector with us.

Information for international students

IELTS language requirements: 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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

A variety of scholarships, grants and bursaries may be available to help you fund your master’s study, both from the University and from other organisations. Please check the website for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393