The University of Wolverhampton

MScInternational Banking and Finance

Why choose this course?

The MSc International Banking and Finance programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required in order to solve complex problems within the dynamic environment of international banking and finance.

You will explore the importance of international financial markets, foreign exchange markets and the role of multinational banks. You will also evaluate the impact of organisational theories and corporate governance on corporations in an international context as well as examine the relationship between risk management and regulation, including the role of capital and liquidity management.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside of normal teaching these may include guest lectures, visits to companies or residentials. These activities are designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding as well as enjoyment of your course.

What happens on the course?

During this one year course you will undertake six 20 credit modules with a dissertation worth 60 credits. Modules may include:

  • Money, Banking and the Financial System
  • International Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Global Financial Regulations and Banking Risk Management
  • International Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Corporate Governance in an International Context

The 60-credit dissertation will run alongside the taught modules during the year.

Career path

This course is for those wishing to pursue a career in a wide variety of fields including banking, international capital markets, foreign exchange, regulation, government and public sector, multinational enterprises and the media.

Entry requirements

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, in a related field such as accounting and finance, banking, economics or subjects aligned to mathematics.
  • If English is not your first language, you need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above

Experience and other qualifications

If you have non-standard qualifications and/or work-based experience equivalent to Master’s level study, you may be eligible to apply for accreditation of prior learning. This may entitle you to exemptions from specific modules. Applications will be judged on merit.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,800 £12,470

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. The loans will provide a non means-tested loan of up to £10,000 for Masters degrees in all subject areas and modes of study. More information can be found at www.findamasters.com/funding/guides/new-uk-postgraduate-loans-scheme.aspx

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (http://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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