International Finance and Banking, M.Sc. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Start or advance your financial career with a global perspective as you explore the conceptual, analytical and professional skills you need to excel in industry during this era of financial globalisation. The International Finance and Banking programme is offered by the University of Portsmouth.

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Our MSc International Finance and Banking course focuses on multinational corporate finance. You’ll cover topics including international money and financial markets, the theory and practice of corporate financial management, and how to analyse real-time financial market data movements. 

You'll use our industry standard Bloomberg terminals and software, and have the chance to complete your Bloomberg Market Concepts training during the course. This certificate is recognised in industry and shows employers that you have relevant Bloomberg experience when you graduate.

You'll explore finance in an international context and using academic theory and real-world practices to support your learning. Taught by staff who have rich research and industry experience, you'll gain a comprehensive insight into banking and international finance, and graduate with a variety of career options.

Course highlights

  • Use our industry-standard Bloomberg terminals and software to access data from the world's global financial markets
  • Earn your Bloomberg Market Concepts training certificate
  • Become a student member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) to attend talks and network with industry professionals
  • Have the option to earn a CISI Certificate in Corporate Finance
  • Learn from teaching staff who are experts in the sector, with research and consultancy experience and links to industry
  • Complete an independent research project which showcases your skills and knowledge in the field

Careers and opportunitiesCareers this Master’s prepares you for

You'll graduate with an understanding of the complexities of modern financial markets, and be in a strong position to begin or advance your career within global finance and industrial sectors. 

Through our MSc International Finance and Banking course you'll gain a worldwide appeal to employers, with the ability to work in a variety of areas including investment analysis, securities trading, banking and investment banking, accountancy, and financial management. You could also go on to further study. 

Your teaching staff are experts in their field and they have shaped this course to match the needs to the industry. You'll receive the knowledge, technical ability and networking opportunities you need to graduate with a rich and transferrable skill set. You’ll have an in-depth understanding of the industry and graduate prepared to work in international financial markets.

As a student on this course you'll have a membership with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). You'll cover all the material needed to take the CISI Corporate Finance Technical Foundations paper and earn an internationally recognised Certificate in Corporate Finance. The CISI membership will also provide you with access to events, forums, webinars and an international network of 45,000 financial practitioners.

Graduates of this course have gone onto roles such as:

  • Commercial Finance Analyst
  • Bid Pricing Executive
  • Graduate Econometrician
  • Hedge Fund Manager
  • Financial Regulator

Programme Structure


Corporate Finance Technical Foundations - 15 credits

Econometric Modelling - 15 credits

Financial Econometrics CMC - 15 credits

Foreign Exchange Market Analysis - 15 credits

International Banking- Financial Markets and Monetary Policy - 15 credits

International Banking- Efficiency Competition And Regulation - 15 credits

International Money and Capital Markets - 15 credits

Multinational Corporate Finance - 15 credits

Research Methods and Dissertation - 60 credits

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A second-class honours degree in a relevant or related subject, which includes some element of statistics or quantitative methods, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

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710 - 1099 GBP /month
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