• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

Reasons to study International Banking and Finance at De Montfort University:

The course will enable you to develop skills in the analysis of international financial markets and institutions, and provide you with a conceptual and theoretical grounding in current concepts and techniques in bank financial management, portfolio management, financial econometrics, business analytics and associated areas.

You will also be introduced to a range of empirical techniques enabling you to analyse sectoral dynamics, the impact of innovation on performance, and the impact of regulation and policy interventions on the financial services industry. The modules you will take consider international aspects of banking and finance and you will have the option to work on an Executive Company Project or traditional dissertation during the summer. There are also opportunities to get involved with a #DMUglobal international experience programme such as a visit to New York City’s financial district and choose a language study option.

The course has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Education Partner accreditation. This accreditation aims to help students achieve a globally recognised professional qualification at the same time as their degree, ensuring they have a competitive edge upon graduation. A number of sponsorships are available each year to students enrolled on the course to gain the Introduction to Securities and Investment professional qualification. 

Graduate careers

An International Banking and Finance MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with global employers.

You may choose to pursue careers in banking, finance, accounting or a variety of other roles within the financial services industry. 

You will benefit from access to DMU’s established Careers and Employability Team, who offer employability sessions and workshops, with personalised support via a careers coach to advise you on your options and to help develop your plans.

Accreditation

The course has been awarded the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) Education Partner accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Methods 
  • International Financial Markets and Institutions 
  • Bank Financial Management 
  • Credit and Lending
  • International Banking and Financial Regulations 
  • Portfolio Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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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 an undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Banking or Business-related subjects with a minimum pass of a Second-Class Honours, an equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. 
  • Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing, relevant work experience and strong quantitative degrees (Statistics, Engineering, Maths and Physics) will be considered on an individual basis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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