International Banking & Financial Studies MSc

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International Banking & Financial Studies MSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Master

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 12,950 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 21,950

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    As the globalisation process continues – rocky patches and all – organisations large and small all require new hires with a nuanced understanding of how banking and finance systems interact with national and international economies.

    The University of Southampton’s International Banking and Financial Studies MSc program is intended to prepare students to take on responsible, rewarding roles in an increasingly globalised financial environment.

    This degree program is designed to give you exactly the skills you’ll need to excel in this new global financial market, no matter what sector you eventually practice in. You’ll not only learn the theoretical framework these organisations operate within, you’ll learn to apply that knowledge to real-world examples in simulations and case studies. 

    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 is a 1 year program for most students, delivered across three terms. The first 2 terms last 15 weeks each, and the final term – in which you’ll complete your dissertation – is 12 weeks.

    Terms 1 and 2:

    In your first two terms, you will take a series of mandatory and elective modules designed to give you a grounding in banking and corporate finance, as well as the technical aspects of international banking. The elective modules you choose should play to your own interests, career goals, and the intended subject of your dissertation.

    Mandatory modules will cover:

    • Capital Costs and Security
    • Company Financing
    • Corporate Governance
    • Financial Risk Management
    • Investment Appraisal
    • Managing Foreign Exchange exposure
    • Quantitative Research Skills

    Optional Modules allow specialisations such as:

    • Derivative Securities Analysis
    • Behavioural Bias in Financial Decision Making
    • Alternative Finance Systems in Developing Countries

    …and many more

    Term 3:

    This last term will see you undertaking a substantial research project on which you’ll base a dissertation.  

    Learning & Teaching

    Southampton’s business degrees all rely on a variety of learning and teaching methods. Depending on the module in question you will experience large lectures, computer learning sessions, or small seminar classes. You will also have the opportunity to work with advanced software systems such as MATLAB, EViews and Stata.

    Career Possiblities

    Many University of Southampton International Banking and Financial Studies graduates find very rewarding positions in the public or private sectors. Hiring organisations tend to be Banks, Investment Banks, Insurance Companies, Securities Companies, Asset Management Firms, and Consulting Firms. Recent graduates are already working at the IMF, Santander, the European Commission and the Bank of England.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Applicants for the University of Southampton’s International Banking and Financial Studies program must have achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a related field, a social science, or an equivalent qualification.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    You must have equivalent academic achievements to those required for UK and EU students. The different qualifications accepted by Southampton can be found here.

    In addition you must be able to show that you are fluent in written and spoken English. An IELTS level of no less than 6.5 overall, a 6.5 in Reading and Writing, and no less than 6.0 in any other component is accetable proof, but other proofs are accepted. For more details, see here.

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