International Finance MSc

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International Finance MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,280 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 13,520

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    If you feel that your career prospects would be better with a bit of financial education under your belt as well as formal recognition of the business skills you’ve learned by spending years in one of a wide range of industries, this program is an excellent choice.

    International finance is an exciting field, and one with plenty to offer ambitious individuals. This industry needs as many qualified graduates as it can find, and the employment prospects of MSc level students with working experience is even greater. Unfortunately, many of the people with the most experience lack the formal qualifications to be considered for high level roles.

    Edinburgh Napier University’s International Finance MSc program is designed to give students with degrees in non-finance fields and disciplines the communications, mathematics and industry specific business skills they need to pursue careers in international finance, or to qualify for internal promotions in their existing organisations.

    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 program is typically delivered over a single year at full time. Part time options are also available.

    Modules Include:

    • Dissertation

    As the capstone of the program, you’ll produce a dissertation based on your own original research. It will also feature a reflective portion.

    • Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking

    Here you’ll explore the functions, intermediaries and structure of the modern global financial system. There will be special focus on the role of banks and banking.  

    • Global Finance

    This module looks at the international monetary system and the operational arrangements of the financial organisations that work within it.

    • International Banking and Insurance

    This module looks at the financial schemes and techniques used in international trade, with emphasis on the roles of insurance firms and banks.  

    • International Economic Law

    Here you’ll explore the World Trade Organisation and the other legal frameworks that make global and international trade possible.

    • Research Methods

    This module will look at ethics, research design techniques, qualitative and quantitative data gathering and research writing.

    Learning & Teaching

    Edinburgh Napier University’s International Finance MSc degree program relies on several teaching methods. These will be chosen by the course tutor, in accordance with the demands of the material and their own skills and preferences. However, almost all modules make use of both large, formal lectures and smaller, more interactive tutorials.  You’ll certainly gain analytical, technical and communication skills as well as the context you’ll need to found a rewarding career in international finance.

    Career Possiblities

    Edinburgh Napier University’s International Finance program is highly respected by the financial services and investment banking industries. Graduate employment for the university overall is an encouraging 95% at 6 months, largely because of advanced, industry-focused programs like this one. Many organisations are eagerly seeking qualified graduates, and you might find your perfect match in the field of Banking, Finance or Insurance. No matter what career pathway you choose, your degree will be a huge asset to you.

    Entry Credit

    Successful completion will result in an MSc degree.

    Students must typically have been awarded a non-finance undergraduate degree at 2:2 higher, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications for international students can be found here.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good score on the IELTS would qualify, for example.

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