Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University

International Finance and Banking

This course equips students with the skills and specialist knowledge required to test the theories, practices and conventional wisdom pertaining to banks, non-bank financial institutions, instruments and markets in the economic process. Students are encouraged to critically evaluate the contemporary role of the financial system within domestic economies and the globalised financial environment. By mastering these subjects, students have a truly expert understanding of the force that shapes our world today. Students study topics including international finance, banking, regulation and the economic process and the 6 core study modules provide the differing models, equations and perspectives required. For instance, in the module research methods in finance, students employ econometrics to analyse their subject matter. This also prepares students for their final dissertation in which they demonstrate their enhanced skills in critical thinking and creativity, analysis, synthesis and critical appraisal. There are no option modules on this course.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (or its equivalent) in a business and management discipline plus satisfactory references from the applicant's university. Candidates with equivalent experience and qualifications are considered.

Course modules

Modules include: financial assets and markets; research methods in finance; emerging financial markets; international financial regulation; financial assets and markets; modern banking: theory and practice; comparative corporate governance; research methods in finance.

Assessment methods

Assessment takes the form of: research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student completes an integrative managerial report worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the 3rd semester.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,600 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 2,800 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,625 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penglais Campus Aberystwyth SY23 3AR Wales

Key information

School of Management and Business
Telephone number: 
01970 622523