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Banking and International Finance MSc

Banking and International Finance MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Banking Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This is for you if you want to understand the methods used in international banking and finance from an analytical viewpoint. The MSc in Banking and International Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities.

You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The course will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.

Your course modules will generally be assessed by a combination of exams and coursework projects. Some modules are assessed by demonstrated skills in computing or by seminar presentation where this is appropriate. On completion many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module, you’ll find out the answers to these questions and more concerning the world of financial analysis and investment. You'll explore the nature of and role played by financial markets and financial intermediaries and gain an understanding of the principles underlying the pricing of financial assets and instruments. You'll learn about vital theories and modules, such as the modern portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory. You'll discuss key issues, debates and controversies in finance, such as those concerning the efficiency of financial markets. Plus, you'll delve into asset valuation methods and portfolio management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some mathematical or statistical content.

University information

As a top 25 UK University, Leicester has always been home to the great minds; academics, researchers and students who aren't afraid to challenge the status quo, advance new practices, and develop a fresh way of thinking. Through the ground-breaking research of their experts, you will tackle the emerging social, economic, political and scientific issues head on and set the agenda where others simply follow. At Leicester, students aren't...more