International Banking and Finance - MSc

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Why study this course?

Our International Banking and Finance MSc is an excellent next step if you have an undergraduate degree in the field of banking and finance. We’ve designed the course to meet the needs of the international financial community and the City of London, increasing your job prospects after graduation.

The course is designed primarily for students working in the banking and finance sector therefore core modules are timetabled to be held in the evenings and allowing independent study and related activities to be undertaken during the day.

More about this course

On this MSc course you’ll experience the global environment of the banking and finance sector, taking advantage of the University’s location in a world city. Our students and tutors come from all parts of the globe and will enrich your learning and cultural experience. You’ll hear from industry experts who will give guest talks and presentations, providing real-world insights into the international banking and finance sector. This is also one of a few courses in the UK that includes the study of a core module covering investment banking as well as commercial banking.

You'll be trained to use Bloomberg and become a part of the global elite of finance professionals who use the platform in relation to commercial and investment banking, international corporate finance, financial derivatives and risk management, as well as financial regulation and compliance.

Our course is built to enhance your job prospects and allow you to grow professionally.  Our Careers and Employability Service team will support you throughout your degree and help you make future career decisions. You’ll also get a chance to learn a new language (German, French, Spanish or Arabic) to boost you international career prospects.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including individual and group presentations, coursework problem sets, mini-projects, placement employer assessment, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams.

Fees and key information

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Entry requirements

You’ll be required to have:

  • a minimum of a lower second class (2.2) honours degree, or equivalent undergraduate degree from overseas, or an equivalent professional qualification, or relevant work experience.

Credit transfer (where a student has completed units of study contributing towards a degree or a diploma) is possible if there is evidence that the material covered in any module has been satisfactorily assessed to the appropriate level. Credit can also be awarded for prior experiential learning that broadly matches modules within the curriculum and, where appropriate, evidence of attainment is available.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Commercial and Investment Banking
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance
  • International Corporate Finance
  • Research Methods for Global Business
  • Dissertation for Banking, Finance and Economics
  • Financial Derivatives and Risk Hedging
  • Economics of International Trade
  • Growth, Trade and Development
  • Emerging Markets in Global Economy
  • Translating for International Organisations
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Fundamentals of CSE and Sustainability
  • Environmental Economics and Investment
  • Human and Ethical Perspectives in Organisations
  • People and Organisations: Principles and Practice in Global Contexts
  • Business Work Placement Project
  • Open Language Programme (German, French, Spanish, Arabic or Business English)

After the course

Our academic programme allows you to tailor your learning to future career plans. If you want to progress into a senior role within the banking and finance industry, a master's degree is increasingly becoming a requirement.

Our postgraduate students were able to progress on to senior roles in global organisations such as HSBC, JP Morgan, Barclays, Deloitte and Google.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

How to apply

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Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 visa and wish to study a postgraduate course on a part-time basis, please read our how to apply information for international students to ensure you have all the details you need about the application process.

When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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