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International Banking and Finance, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Our MSc in International Banking and Finance is a specialist degree that covers the themes of international banking, finance, risk management and investment analysis to reflect the changing nature of international banking in the 21st century.

About

The compulsory modules on this course will help you prepare for roles in banking and international finance. The dissertation is an opportunity for you to apply research skills to develop your understanding of the world of banking and finance.

This course is designed to complement the range of knowledge and skills that you will have acquired in your previous study and work experience. Studying International Banking and Finance will provide you with theoretical and practical frameworks as well as analytical techniques and key transferable skills. 

In addition it will develop your ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills and will boost your confidence in exercising your professional judgement in different scenarios. The modules and teaching on the course helps to prepare you for careers in international financial regulation, banking, insurance and corporate governance.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Global Financial Strategy 
  • International Banking and Financial Markets 
  • Investment Analysis
  • Dissertation and Research Methods
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis for Banking 
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions 
  • Islamic Banking and Finance
  • Financial Regulation and Ethics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in finance, banking, accounting or a related discipline. If you hold professional qualifications you may be eligible to enter this course. Professional qualifications considered would include ACA, AIA, ACCA, CIMA, AIB, IFA, IFS and ACII, if they are obtained by examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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