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Finance (International Finance) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Business / Finance

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

Our MSc Finance (International Finance pathway) will equip you with the practical and technical skills needed to work anywhere in the world, as a self-employed financial consultant, financial analyst/manager or venture capitalist in a multinational company, financial institution or government setting.

With its strong analytical focus and emphasis on financial institutions and their markets, this course will be of interest if you already work in the financial markets and are seeking career progression, or if you don’t have a traditional background in finance but wish to change careers. You'll study a common first semester, allowing you to make a more informed choice about your specialist pathway (in International Finance or Banking) for the second semester.

In our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Suite (FMS), you'll receive hands-on training and have access to live and historical news and data, experiencing the same Bloomberg platform used by leading global investment banks. You’ll gain a real-world understanding of assets, indices, currencies, derivatives, stocks, shares and interest rates, better preparing you for the business and finance world that awaits.

Our graduates have gone on to work for large banks, including Standard Chartered, Citibank, Société Générale and Paribas, and governmental agencies, such as the World Economic Forum and Taiwanese government.

Programme recognition

Our course was designed with input from a range of industry professionals with expertise in financial markets, institutions and financial regulation.

To retain currency and relevance, we receive ongoing feedback from the Business School’s Departmental Employability Board, whose members include representatives from Vanguard, JPMorgan and Global Structured Finance.

Industry links

We have excellent industry links with some of the top firms in the financial services, along with leading financial technology and data vendor services providers such as Bloomberg.

Staff who currently teach on this course also have extensive professional experience, having worked in a range of roles and areas including:

  • Credit risk analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Global entrepreneur.

Job roles

This course will prepare you for roles such as:

  • Financial consultant
  • International financial analyst
  • International financial manager
  • Investment advisor
  • Market analyst
  • Venture capitalist

Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:

  • Amazon
  • Citibank
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • Paribas.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module introduces you to the roles of financial markets and financial institutions before enabling you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of managing financial risks. In doing this, specific risk exposures in each institution will then be identified and assessed and the application of risk management techniques will then be assessed to gauge their effectiveness.

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

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Relevant degree disciplines include finance, economics, business studies or management. In exceptional cases, applicants may be accepted based on their professional qualifications or extensive work experience in the global financial services sector.

University information

Established as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838, the University of Westminster has grown into an international community of over 19,000 students, from 165 different countries. The University’s mission has always been to provide students from all backgrounds with the practical knowledge and personal skills they need to achieve their full academic potential. The University fosters innovation and creativity, through quality assured...more

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