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Finance (International Finance) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

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 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.

Career

This degree can lead to a global career in banking, finance, insurance, investments and a variety of other roles in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. You may even decide to start your own business venture.

Recent graduates have gone to work for Amazon, Banco Santander and family businesses that operate internationally. You'll also have the knowledge and skills to study an MPhil/PhD degree or seek further professional qualifications.

Modules

This module belongs to both Banking and International Finance Pathways. Financial Risk Management will introduce you to the structure of financial markets and institutions. The module examines the different types of risk faced by organisations and how these risks are managed. Topics covered include the identification and management of foreign exchange risk, interest rate risk, credit risk and the existing regulatory frameworks. The module also addresses current challenges facing banks and multinational corporations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You need 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

Situated in the heart of the UK’s capital, the University of Westminster (UoW) has grown from the country’s first polytechnic into one of its best-established further education institutions, and one of its most diverse, with a student body made up of 19,000 people from 165 countries. Many of these are enrolled in a postgraduate qualification, with over 330 different taught qualifications available alongside world-leading research degrees....more

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