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International Finance, MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Business / Finance

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Have you got your sights set on a career in finance or banking? If so this Finance course at Swansea University is designed for graduates like you who want a specialised programme to accelerate them into to their exciting new career.

This advanced programme is for students who have already studied accounting, and/or finance, at undergraduate level. The course takes a data driven approach to analysis of financial markets and organisational information. It combines academic theory of finance with a strong practical perspective using current trends and industry practice to inform teaching and discussion.

You will develop a sound understanding of the role and importance of accounting information in the financial management of complex organisations and a strong comprehension of finance and its associated disciplines.

The programme covers the key principles of finance, financial modelling and financial markets to prepare you for a dynamic career in finance, banking and a range of other sectors.

FINANCE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies.

Your MSc International Finance programme will prove to employers you have the ability in all aspects of business and that you are a strategic thinker with strong financial know how and the right business acumen.

Your next step could be in any of these roles:

  • Finance Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • IT Consultant
  • Auditor

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Modules

This module aims to provide an understanding of how companies and financial institutions can manage risk through the use of financial derivatives and covers the role of hedging and risk management in business organisations. Different types of financial derivative will be introduced and their roles in financial markets in terms of trading and hedging will be covered. Basic pricing theories and techniques will also be covered in this module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£11,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£19,850

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students must attain a 2:2 (or overseas equivalent) in an undergraduate degree that has included a range of modules in accounting/finance or quantitative/statistical methods. This need not necessarily be a degree with accounting or finance in the title.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more

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