12 months
18300 GBP/year
10900 GBP/year
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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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The MSc International Finance and Banking course from the University of Portsmouth 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.

Careers 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. 


The University of Portsmouth is recognised as a Centre of Excellence for finance teaching by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). On successful completion of your Bloomberg Market Concepts training you'll be awarded the Bloomberg Certificate, an essential qualification for all city professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance: Technical Foundations
  • Econometric Modelling
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Foreign Exchange Market Analysis
  • International Banking, Financial Markets And Monetary Policy
  • International Banking: Efficiency, Competition And Regulation
  • International Money And Capital Markets
  • Multinational Corporate Finance
    • Personal Tutoring for Economics and Finance Postgraduate Programmes
    • Research Methods and Dissertation

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    180 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    Lower Second Class

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • 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.
    • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      18300 GBP/year
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      Based on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 12 months.
    • National

      10900 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Portsmouth

    710 - 1099 GBP /month
    Living costs

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


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