Wolverhampton Business School

International Banking and Finance - Extended

MSc Full-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years

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.

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.

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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

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. The course addresses the key contemporary topics in the modern dynamic banking environment.

You will explore the importance of international financial markets, foreign exchange markets and the role of multinational banks. You will also examine the relationship between risk management and regulation, including the role of capital and liquidity management. You will develop an understanding of the contribution of financial institutions to the economy and the various risks that these institutions encounter and manage them. You will gain practical skills in understanding international investment, portfolio management, international finance and financial modelling.

During the course, you will engage in problem-based learning and a number of activities aimed at developing the personal and professional skills required in modern organisations. Case studies drawn from a diverse and international range of businesses will aid understanding of the banking and finance context.

By completing the modules on the course, you will also develop quantitative and research skills. You will be required to complete an independent project where you would apply these skills and knowledge and produce an independent piece of work in the area of international banking and finance.

In addition, the course has a strong emphasis on employability; it will equip you with a diverse range of skills relevant to a range of future employment areas including Banking, International Capital Markets, Foreign Exchange, Government and Public Sector, Multinational Enterprises, and Financial Media.


What happens on the course?

A variety of interactive learning activities will support the achievement of the course learning outcomes. Learning will involve both classroom engagement and out of classroom activities including the use of blended learning environments. Flexible and interactive e-learning opportunities will be a feature of learning. You will also have the opportunity to participate in debates and discussions on our online learning platform, Canvas.

This is a blended learning course with supportive and structured learning activities on Canvas supported by weekly in-class activities. The online materials and face-to-face components of the module are integrated into a complementary learning experience, which is engaging and relevant for students and resources are accessible online. Students are provided with a road map for studying each module in the form of a Homepage on Canvas.

Each Canvas Homepage sets expectations and includes an orientation to help students understand how to successfully navigate the different online components of the course and prepare for the face-to-face meetings.

At the end of your postgraduate degree, you will be expected to write an extended piece of work, such as a research or professional project.

Blended learning lends itself to enquiry-based learning – this puts less emphasis on the lecture method of teaching and more on getting students to solve problems, evaluate situations, research topics or apply principles, which is more appropriate to business education. Face-to-face sessions are delivered in workshop mode with a set of task-based activities, which draw on the online content, and enable students to practically and critically explore the topic individually and in small groups.

You will have the opportunity to benefit from guest lectures that will be delivered by experts and professionals with a wide range of experience. Where appropriate, visiting speakers and external visits will add a practical dimension to the learning process.

Course Modules

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Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Critically assess different theories of banking and finance and their application to investors, businesses and financial institutions.

  2. Demonstrate an advanced level of analytical skills in applying a range of empirical techniques to testing theories in banking and finance.

  3. Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses

  4. Critically evaluate and apply financial management skills when making financial decisions.

  5. Critically evaluate various financial instruments and strategies and assess their application in business.

  6. Demonstrate the ability to engage with independent learning, synthesis of contemporary debate and critical analysis through academic or applied research.

  7. Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £10900 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £11000 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £5500 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £15500 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £16000 per year 2022-23

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • Any undergraduate degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.  Whilst the undergraduate honours degree can be in a non-cognate discipline, a good quantitative background would be helpful.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning
  • Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application.
  •  We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


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 by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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