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MSc International Banking and Financial Studies (1 year)
With its distinctive combination of banking and finance modules, the MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies will prepare you for success in the global job market.
Introducing your degree
A distinctive combination of banking and finance modules sets the MSc in International Banking and Financial Studies apart from other UK masters courses. The blend of subjects and wide choice of modules opens up a range of career paths without restricting you solely to either finance or banking – our graduates have gone on to work for leading organisations in both sectors. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the link between banking, finance and the economy from a global perspective, and apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios. You’ll also benefit from our academics’ direct involvement in research as well as their industry experience.
In the context of globalisation, banking crises and ongoing economic turbulence, the need for graduates with an understanding of the dynamic relationship between banking and finance at an international level has never been greater.
The MSc International Banking and Financial Studies degree offers a distinctive blend of finance and banking modules that will prepare you for a successful career without limiting you to a particular sector. Through case studies and exercises you’ll learn to apply your knowledge to real-world problems, enhancing your employability.
Unlike many other banking and finance master degrees, this MSc offers a historical perspective on international banking. This will inform your understanding of contemporary banking and financial issues and enhance your ability to predict future events.
Typical entry requirements
2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent
Acceptable subjects: A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science, and Sociology
Required module areas: Evidence of quantitative study e.g. accounting, economics, finance, maths, management sciences or engineering. Other subjects considered if quantitative ability demonstrated at A levels.
Excluded subjects: English translation, Art/Performing Art, Vocational Studies
Work experience in a related field can compensate for degree subject/grades.
The University’s Admissions Policy, available at http://www.online-dept.com/policy, applies equally to all programmes of study. These are the typical entry criteria to be used for selecting candidates for admission. The University’s approved equivalencies for the requirements listed will also be acceptable. The entry criteria for our programmes are reviewed annually by the Faculty. Those stated were correct as of July 2015. Applicants should refer to their specific offer conditions on their offer letter.
If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.
The following scores are accepted for direct entry:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking
All tests must be no more than two years old at the time of enrolment.
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
If you have professional experience, or credit through prior learning at another institution, you may be eligible to use this experience against some of the programme requirements for period of study. You will need to present evidence that you have met the learning outcomes of the programme. Read the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.
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