International Banking and Finance MSc

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International Banking and Finance MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 10,900 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 18,900

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Swansea University’s MSc in International Banking and Finance is perfect for graduates who wish to understand the world’s financial institutions, across emerging, developed and as-yet-untapped markets.

    You’ll gain a solid basis in the language, concepts and practice of international finance and banking issues, and gives you what you need to pursue a career in trading, financial analysis or banking-related fields.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over a single year at full time.

    Required Modules:

    • Corporate Finance

    This module looks at the function and processes of corporate finance in detail. It will touch on M&As, corporate governance, and capital budgeting & structure.

    • Financial Econometrics

    This is an examination of the econometric method of financial data analysis, from both the theoretical and practical standpoints.

    • International Financial Markets and Institutions

    This module looks at the evolving markets of the world’s developed economies. You’ll come to understand the important institutions of these markets and the securities they most often use.

    • Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis

    Here you’ll explore financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements. You’ll also learn how to use existing statements to make informed financial decisions.

    • Empirical Finance

    This topical module looks at the latest developments in empirical finance, and the latest econometric methods used to analyse financial issues.

    • International Banking and Regulation

    This module looks at the role of the banking system and related financial institutions, especially those government and professional bodies which act to regulate its functions.

    • Independent Project

    This module will be taken over the summer term, and consists of a dissertation delivered to document the analysis of a chosen issue or topic.

    Optional Modules (select two):

    • Applied Data Analytics
    • Asset Management
    • Behavioural Finance
    • Big Data in Finance
    • Corporate Governance & Ethics
    • Risk Management

    Learning And Teaching

    Swansea adheres to the SALT Professional Development Framework for Learning and Teaching. In essence, the SALT Framework ensures that staff receive the support they need to provide the best quality teaching. In terms of this Master of Science program, that means providing students with the latest cutting edge financial research, and allowing them to participate in expanding that realm of knowledge.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of this program have an enviable 95% employment rate at 6 months, partially due to the stellar reputation of Swansea’s School of Management. Just as important, though, are the efforts of the university’s employability specialists, who arrange summer internships, networking opportunities, the annual Business in the Bay competition and an employer mentoring scheme.

    Entry Requirements

    For Uk and Eu-nationals

    This MEng program typically requires applicants to have achieved a 2:2 undergraduate degree which includes substantial statistical, quantitative and/or accounting/finance related material. Alternative certifications are accepted, at an equivalent level.

     

    For overseas (non-EU) students

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.0 overall and no less than 5.5 in any one section, or with one of several equivalent exams.

    International students must also have earned an educational certification that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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