Banking and International Finance, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #343 (QS) ,
The MSc in Banking and International Finance from City, University of London will give you the knowledge and skills to navigate the rapidly changing global banking landscape.

About

This MSc in Banking and International Finance programmme from City, University of London is tailormade to develop professional standards and competence for those wishing to pursue careers in the banking industry. Cass offers an innovative blend of theoretical and vocational learning equipping you with the outlook, the skills and the temperament to make things happen.

You’ll be based within a stone’s throw of the City of London, giving your studies a uniquely practical orientation with regular teaching from senior bankers and finance professionals.

Career opportunities

This master's degree is designed to help launch a career in the banking industry, but also as central bankers, supervisors and regulators. It offers the foundation for a varied range of careers.

The degree is fully accredited by the Chartered Bankers Institute (CBI), which ensures its content is kept up to date and relevant to the industry.

Graduates from the MSc Banking and International Finance move into a variety of careers, from investment banking (Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, UBS, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs) to commercial banking (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, BNP Paribas); to rating agencies (Fitch, S&P) to securities sales and trading desks at major finance firms, foreign exchange desks, hedge funds, private banking, asset management, credit products, financial and credit risk management consultancy

Accreditation

CFA Programme Partner

The CFA the global association of investment professionals, recognises the rigour and the relevance of the MSc in Banking & International Finance and has awarded this programme partner status. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Commercial and Investment Banking
  • Financial Statements Analysis
  • Finance and Investments
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Fixed Income & Currency Derivatives
  • Risk Management
  • International Finance
  • MSc Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Rolling admissions from November to August
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    28000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Scholarship applications are competitive and we recommend that you prepare a back-up source of funding.

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