Wolverhampton Business School

International Banking and Finance

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

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  • Start Date(s) 17 January 2022, 20 September 2021
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (1 year), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • 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.

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?

September start (full time)

Semester 1

7FC009 Empirical Finance

7FC002 International Finance

7FC010 Corporate Governance

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7FC008 Money Banking & the Financial System

7FC005 Global Financial Regulations and Banking Risk Management

7FC006 International Investment and Portfolio Management

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

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.

In addition, the course will provide a robust grounding for those wishing to pursue doctoral study.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Compare and contrast different theories of banking, corporate governance and finance and their application to investors, business and financial institutions.
  2. Apply a range of empirical techniques to the testing of banking, corporate governance and finance theories.
  3. Access a range of career options including, but not limited to the broad banking and financial sector.
  4. Synthesise contemporary academic debate that will enable you to progress to doctoral study.
  5. Develop a range of inter-personal skills that are appropriate for the international workplace
  6. Critically assess how the international economic environment affects businesses

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £ per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £ per year 2021-22
International Full-time £ per year 2020-21
International Full-time £ per year 2021-22
International Part-time £ per year 2020-21
International Part-time £ per year 2021-22

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.

  • A good honours undergraduate degree (second class or above) 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 £11,750 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.


Self-funded:

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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