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MSc International Finance and Banking

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aberystwyth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc International Finance and Banking degree programme provides you with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in banking, with an emphasis on the international banking business. You will study and gain an in-depth understanding of international finance with the banks as the purveyors of finance in a globalised world. You will study banking and financial intermediation, international financial markets and the roles that banks play in those markets. Within the programme, you will examine and evaluate the importance of central banking and international regulatory frameworks such the Basel III and the important roles they play in maintaining a sound international financial system. Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to study and understand the concept of risk management especially with respect to managing portfolios of bank risk assets.

The knowledge you gain will be applied within a framework of corporate governance and sustainability equipping you with the skills to appreciate and evaluate the crucial role that ethical governance plays in the success of international business organisations such as banks. These skills will be underpinned by sound financial theories, concepts and empirical evidence.

Overview

As a student on the MSc in International Finance and Banking, you will gain a thorough understanding of international financial markets, financial institutions, and financial instruments. You will study equity instruments, bonds and other fixed-income instruments, derivatives, and risk management. In corporate finance, you will build an in-depth understanding of the financing options available to companies and their tax implications, the choice of a company’s capital structure, evaluation of the company’s cost of capital and its relevance to investment decisions, measurement and evaluation of financial performance, and dividend policy. In the area of international capital markets, you will study foreign exchange markets, and you will develop an understanding of the complex factors affecting the movement of capital in a globalized world. To underpin your study of financial instruments and financial markets, you will be encouraged to develop an independent capability to design and estimate appropriate models for the analysis of financial data.

Employability

The MSc International Finance and Banking degree at Aberystwyth University gives you the opportunity to pursue a career within the finance and banking sector at national and international levels. Potential careers include:

Financial strategy
Actuarial profession
Corporate banking
Tax
Investment analysis
Financial trading
Retail banking.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,200per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Welcoming international students since 1872. Over 100 different nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural learning environment.
Highly-rated teaching (TEF Gold) and a high rate of graduate employability.
Generous scholarships and bursaries for international students.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 103 5

    48th out of 123 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    102 46%

    80th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.45 89%

    5th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    123 56%

    61st

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    40th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    70th

    50

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