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Finance (International Finance), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

This highly flexible course provides you with financial skills that are at the cutting edge of knowledge and developments in our industry, as well as the freedom to specialise in your area of interest. 

This unique mode of study will give you the basic theory and analytical skills you need in finance, followed by in-depth learning either in banking or international finance through specialised modules of study. 

The Finance (International Finance) course involves both theoretical and practical content, offering you the chance to build on your first degree and/or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills enabling you to become capable of excelling in your career.

Career Path 

If you take the international finance pathway, you will have the in-depth knowledge of financial theory and practice to pursue careers in areas including international management, consultancy with major international firms operating across national boundaries or international financial analysis.

The University of Westminster is committed to developing employable graduates by ensuring that:

  • Career development skills are embedded in all courses.
  • Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available to students.
  • Staff continue to widen and strengthen the University’s links with employers in all sectors, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of the University’s career education and guidance provision.
  • Staff are provided with up-to-date data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements, which will inform the service delivered to students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Finance 
  • Financial Modelling 
  • Financial Risk Management 
  • Project 
  • Research Methods 
  • Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation 
  • International Financial Management 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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:

    92

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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 should normally hold a first degree in finance, economics, business studies or management from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area.
  • In exceptional cases, applicants may be accepted based on their professional qualifications or extensive work experience in the global financial services sector (subject to the approval of the Course Leader or the Director of Postgraduate Studies).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs

  • London, United Kingdom

    1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • City of London, United Kingdom

    660 - 1140 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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