University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

International Banking and Finance

This programme offers an in-depth study of financial systems in theory and practice. The course considers the role of the financial system in an economy, how monetary policy is implemented and the use of different financial instruments such as bonds, stocks and derivatives. The progamme gives students a graduate-level analysis of different types of derivative securities with emphasis on the practical use of financial instrument and students receive specialist training on Bloomberg software.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are a 2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above); candidates should have a good background in economics though not necessarily an economics degree; in particular, applications are considered from those with an accounting, finance or management background.

Course modules

Students take 4 core courses, 2 optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. Core courses; financial markets, securities and derivatives; international corporate finance; monetary policy and the role of central banks; modern theory of banking and finance. Optional courses; basic econometrics; behavioural economics: theory and applications; financial analysis and equity valuation; financial institutions and markets in developing countries; financial sector stability and growth; foreign direct investment and development; international banking and financial markets; international capital markets; intermediate econometrics for applications in financial and development studies; international finance and money; international financial accounting for mncs; international financial management; international macroeconomics and policy; international trade; modelling and forecasting financial markets; project planning, appraisal and implementation; public finance; the imf, the world bank and economic growth; the law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.; optional courses are also offered in accounting and finance and economic and social history.

Assessment methods

Candidates write a dissertation of 12,000-15,000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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