Finance (International Banking and Finance)

University of Kent

12 months
18400 GBP/year
10480 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The MSc in Finance (International Banking and Finance) pathway from the University of Kent develops your cognitive, critical, intellectual and research skills, plus relevant personal and interpersonal skills to interest in the real world of business and finance.


Gain a comprehensive framework of knowledge, insight and vision regarding the key issues in banking and finance, with emphasis on learning the regulation of the banking sector and the core functions in a financial system. 

In today’s competitive global environment, employers are increasingly selective in their search for competent business and finance professionals. The Master Degree in Finance (International Banking and Finance) offered by the University of Kent equip you with a solid background in financial principles and practices and help to cultivate your practical finance skills and real-world business knowledge.

This programme provides a solid background in the principles and practices of financial institutions, markets, and systems. You develop your knowledge, understanding, and insight into how financial institutions and markets function in the economy and global financial system. 

The International Banking and Finance pathway enables you to gain employability skills that are necessary for working in top tier global financial institutions, international organisations, central banks, financial regulatory agencies and in similar highly specialised institutions.

The programme will be of particular interest to those wishing to build careers within the banking sector, including banks, building societies, specialised financial institutions and fund management, securities dealing firms, multinational companies, or to occupy roles in corporate financial management and independent financial advice.

Quants workshop

Kent Business School offers an optional two-week refresher workshop in Mathematics, Statistics and Excel, prior to the start of this programme. 


You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate from Kent Business School – we enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects. Our finance programmes equip you with an impressive set of skills and specialist knowledge. In addition, inbuilt practical experience will help you succeed in a competitive job market.

This pathway is ideal preparation for a career with investment and commercial banks, insurance companies, specialised financial institutions, trading companies and financial management roles in other industries.

Our students have an excellent record of employment. Recent graduates are now working in top global companies including AXA, BNP Paribas, FactSet, HSBC, PwC, Santander, Thomson Reuters, USB Investment Bank and Zurich Financial Services.

Join KBS

  • 25th for Research Excellence Framework in Business and Management (REF 2014-2021)

  • Top 250 globally for Business & Economics (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020) 

Covid-19 – Latest updates

Kent Business School (KBS) would like to reassure all applicants that we are closely monitoring the UK Government’s advice and guidance with regards to the Covid-19 disruption. We advise you to read the latest updates from the University of Kent on the website should you have any concerns regarding teaching, accommodation, funding, travel and visas. Rest assured, KBS is implementing all the health and safety procedures necessary to ensure that we as a business School continue to operate and that our staff and students remain safe and well.

 At KBS, we are here to offer support to you during this uncertain time. Should you require any further information regarding your programme, please contact who will be happy to assist you. On behalf of all at KBS, we wish everyone well during this challenging period and look forward to welcoming you soon.


The programme is accredited by the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA), GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) and AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Essentials of Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Domestic and International Banking
  • Financial Regulation and Financial Crises
  • Derivatives
  • Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods and Skills (Finance)
  • Business Report in Finance
  • International Money and Finance
  • Ethics of International Business

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline.
  • Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.
  • All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10480 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10480 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


Kent Business School has a wide range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students, which include scholarships, bursaries, the Double Loyalty Scheme for University of Kent undergraduates and the KBS Early Bird Scheme. The Early Bird equates to a 10% discount on tuition fees for applicants that apply by 30 April 2020 and pay the required deposit by 31 May 2020.

For more information on funding available from The University of Kent, please visit the Student Funding page.

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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Finance (International Banking and Finance)
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