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International Financial Markets (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop specialist knowledge and practical skills on this MSc International Financial Markets. You’ll study topics such as financial risk management, portfolio management and stock market analysis. Prepare for a successful career as a trader or financial manager anywhere in the world.

On this UK master’s degree you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the workings of global financial markets and how they are affected by political and economic events.

You’ll learn the most effective strategies for managing portfolios of assets such as:

  • equity
  • bonds
  • foreign exchange
  • derivatives

You’ll enhance your professional skills through practical exercises such as portfolio management assignments and a trading floor simulation workshops.

This will let you put theory into practice and make decisions on market prices in response to economic data and contemporary market trends.

Our expert academics who are active in research and have a wealth of experience in the sector. This means that your studies will benefit directly from the latest findings in the sector.

Your learning will be brought to life with real-world case studies, and you’ll benefit from industry guest speakers. This will also add to your network of contacts in the sector.


This degree will prepare you for success in a wide range of roles in trading or financial management.

Areas you could go into include:

  • mutual, hedge, pension or insurance funds
  • investment analysis and advice
  • trading in equities, bond, foreign exchange, commodities or derivatives
  • investment banking
  • private equity

Job roles include:

  • investment consultant
  • corporate treasurer
  • rating agency analyst
  • financial journalist
  • private wealth manager
  • stockbroker
  • investment banking analyst

Recent graduates have gone on to work at PwC, HSBC and Bank of Shanghai.

You’ll also be in a great position to continue your researches at PhD level.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 105 14

    9th out of 92 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    152 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 200
    155 81%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%



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