City, University of London

City, University of London

Banking and International Finance

The MSc in Banking and International Finance is designed to equip you for a very wide range of careers in banks, investment banks, securities firms, portfolio managers, finance departments of industrial and service companies, consultants, central banks, auditors, multinational financial organisations, etc. Such organisations have a continuous demand for postgraduate-level executives. Consequently, this MSc is popular with high-calibre individuals driven by a desire to work in activities such as: traditional lending, securitisation, credit derivatives, bridge financing, asset management, trading foreign exchange and securities, derivatives and structured products, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, securities custody, retail services, etc.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
Some level of previous study or evidence of skills in finance or quantitative methods is essential.
ELTS/GMAT, if reports available
Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
Two references
Work experience is not a requirement of this course
For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK.

Course modules

Term 1:
Commercial and Investment Banking;
Financial Statements Analysis;
Finance and Investments;
Quantitative Methods for Finance.

Term 2:
Corporate Finance;
Fixed Income & Currency Derivatives;
Risk Management;
International Finance.

Term 3:
Students have the option of studying five specialised electives in term three to give them a breadth of subject matter. Alternatively if students would like to study one particular area of interest in depth they have the option of taking one elective and completing a Business Research Project, which in some cases may be completed in partnership with a sponsoring organisation.

The Project will be of approximately 8,000 words. This offers an opportunity to specialise in a contemporary finance topic related to students' future careers. The Project should be based on independent research either in the context of a single organisation or using third-party sources.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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