International Banking and Finance
This programme will help you enhance your skills and knowledge, and advance your career. You will gain a competitive edge by acquiring an advanced and critical understanding of theoretical frameworks and applied aspects of banking, financial regulation, financial markets, bank management and corporate financial management. Our courses focus on providing you with practical application of banking and finance knowledge and techniques. This will allow you to develop the ability to research issues, analyse and solve problems and operate effectively in the context of modern banking and finance environments. Recognising that the banking industry and financial markets are highly globalised and dynamic, this Master's has been developed so that it incorporates a study of different banking systems, international financial markets and emerging global trends and developments in banking in its core content.
You should have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. Applications from students with professional qualifications in accounting and finance are also welcome. If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
Compulsory modules: Business English for academic purposes; research methods; foundations of scholarship; dissertation (postgraduate accounting and finance suite); principles of finance; financial markets and risk; global banking and financial regulation. Optional modules: Corporate governance, assurance and audit; business and corporate banking; Islamic banking and finance; risk measurement and modelling.
Students are assessed through: Examinations; coursework; dissertation.
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