12 months
14700 GBP/year
7850 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Gain the insights, skills and professional credibility to help businesses meet the challenges of operating internationally. The International Business and Finance programme from University of Derby will give you the edge as you prepare for a  lucrative international management career in an era of rapid globalisation.

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If you are keen to develop a thorough understanding of business and finance operations in an international context, taking this dynamic MSc programme is a smart move. It is the ideal choice if you come from a general business background and want to gain more specialist skills and knowledge from a global perspective.

Taking a truly multidisciplinary approach, the MSc brings together disciplines such as economics, international business strategy, finance and behavioural finance. You will explore crucial questions surrounding international trade, global financial markets, regulation, pricing, how to evaluate financial performance, the psychology of financial decision making and the importance of interest rates and exchange rates for international business.

We are committed not only to your academic achievement but also to your personal and career development. Alongside the theory, you will gain statistical, modelling and research skills so that you can analyse the operation and impact of financial market strategy effectively.


The International Business and Finance programme from University of Derby is your stepping stone to an exciting range of global career opportunities in fields such as risk management, consultancy, export finance, investment management and foreign exchange services.

You will be ideally placed to join the management and financial analyst training programmes of major international companies, trade and investment corporations or financial institutions. You will already have much of the knowledge you need to gain further professional qualifications while taking your career forward within these organisations.

You could also pursue a career in international trade government agencies, international business consultancies or firms involved in business process outsourcing. And you will find equally rewarding opportunities with SMEs, such as helping a small-scale exporting company to grow.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Economics for Business and Finance
  • Strategic Finance and Investment Behaviour
  • Strategic and Financial Performance Management
  • HRM in an International Context
  • Customer Behaviour and Decision Making
  • Independent Study: Research Methods 
  • Independent Study: Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You'll usually need:

  • A second class or higher undergraduate degree in a relevant area including: business, economics, management, accounting or finance, or another degree with relevant business experience
  • A desire to improve your mathematical and statistical skills and knowledge

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

UK fee: £875 per 20 credits (Part-time)

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 
  • Our new EU Transition Bursary offers financial support to our European students. If you normally reside in the EU and are starting your undergraduate or postgraduate taught course in September or January , you could be eligible for this reduction in your tuition fees. If you have home fee status or have EU settled or pre-settled status in the UK, you are not eligible for international scholarships but you may be eligible for the Derby Achievement Scholarship. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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