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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

The Finance MSc (with International Finance pathways) has been designed specifically to meet the emerging needs of employers in the global financial services sector. This highly flexible course provides you with financial skills that are at the cutting edge of knowledge and developments in our industry, as well as the freedom to specialise in your area of interest. This unique mode of study will give you the basic theory and analytical skills you need in finance, followed by in-depth learning either in banking or international finance through specialised modules of study.

Based in central London, the Finance MSc will expose you to case studies and experiences which will help to transform your skill set so that you can solve complex financial problems in the industry. You will graduate with the skill set needed for a career in global financial services; being able to solve complex problems in a clear and systematic manner; communicate clearly to inform both specialist and non-specialist audiences; and use appropriate software tools and financial databases to solve complex problems using quantitative methods and models.

You will also have the opportunity to hear from external speakers and keep up to date with the latest developments and challenges of the finance industry. Through our pathway model, you will have more flexibility to design your own career, and in consultations with your Course Leaders, you will be empowered to make informed decisions about future employment. The Finance MSc course involves both theoretical and practical content, offering you the chance to build on your first degree and/or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills enabling you to become capable of excelling in your career.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module provides you with an understanding of the mathematics and statistics required to work within the financial markets. The module assumes that you have a basic understanding of mathematics and statistics and builds on this to enable you to implement models and interpret the results of these.

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

Applicants should normally hold a first degree in finance, economics, business studies or management from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. In exceptional cases, applicants may be accepted based on their professional qualifications or extensive work experience in the global financial services sector (subject to the approval of the Course Leader or the Director of Postgraduate Studies).

University information

The University of Westminster provides practical, rounded education so that people from every background can realise their true potential. We foster innovation and creativity, informed by professional practice and inspired by research. Through close links with industry, professional practice and academia in London, overseas and across the world, the University of Westminster creates rewarding connections between research, teaching and...more

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