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Postgraduate Taught

MSc International Finance and Banking

UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
Entry year September 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Finance

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Phone (UK):
0300 555 6060
Phone (International):
+44 (0)1392 723044

Programme Director: Dr Jane Shen

Typical offer

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2:2 with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics, Maths, Business, Engineering, Social/Natural Science or related discipline from a recognised university. 

Contextual offers


  • Gain a global perspective on financial markets and banking practices and the impact of globalisation on financial institutions 
  • Study a range of topics, including banking and financial services, domestic and international financial management, risk management, and corporate governance 
  • Select optional modules relevant to your career goals including financial instruments, derivatives, portfolio management and investment analysis 
  • Gain a competitive edge by developing the expertise necessary to navigate complex financial environments and work effectively in global financial institutions 
  • You will be equipped to pursue a variety of careers, ranging from roles in global banks and financial institutions to corporate finance and investment banking.  
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Programme Director: Professor Angela Christidis

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UK Business School of the Year

Times Higher Education Awards 2022

Triple accredited Business School


Ranked 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction

Financial Times Global Masters in Finance rankings 2023 

Learn from experts in the field of sustainable and responsible finance management

Entry requirements

2:2 with honours in Accounting, Finance, Investment, Economics, Maths, Business, Engineering, Social/Natural Science or related discipline. 

Evidence of mathematical/quantitative* ability is essential. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications such as CFA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS and CIMA.

*Mathematics modules may include, for example, Algebra, Calculus, Econometrics, Statistics, Probability or Optimisation.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

MSc International Finance and Banking offers you a global perspective on financial markets and banking practices and the impact of globalisation on financial institutions. This is particularly valuable in today's interconnected world, where businesses operate across borders and require professionals with an understanding of global financial dynamics.    

This programme focuses on banking and the global financial landscape, covering banking and financial services, international financial management, risk management, corporate governance and regulatory frameworks.   


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£19,100 full-time 

International fees per year:

£31,000 full-time 


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students and have Global Excellence Scholarships available for international fee paying students applying for January 2024 entry and September 2024 entry.* For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details of eligible programmes and candidates. Awards may vary from year to year.

Teaching and research

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.   


The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.  

Seminars and tutorials  

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.  

Research-led teaching  

Our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.  

We are a research intensive faculty and cover a wide range of themes which inform our teaching. Our research is driven by the understanding that accounting and finance continues to play a fundamental role in organisations and society. As a result, many of our inspiring academics are regularly invited to advise policy-makers at institutions including H.M Revenue and Customs, International Accounting Standards Board, Financial Reporting Council, the Pensions Regulator, and the Bank of England.  

Taught by leading experts  

You will be taught by internationally respected academics who are at the forefront of their research. We draw upon disciplines across the social sciences and give emphasis to the dynamic nature of enterprise, global connectivity and the management and leadership of the global challenges that lie ahead.  

The Business School is home to the following research centres  

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Preparing you for success  

This Masters degree is designed to prepare you for a successful career, wherever in the world you plan to work. We’ll prepare you for your career by teaching you advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge.  

Our MSc International Finance and Banking will enable you to develop the professional and financial skills and subject expertise that makes you a valuable asset from day one of your career  

Select modules to suit your future career  

By carefully selecting the research topic for your dissertation / project, and your optional modules such as investment analysis, corporate finance, corporate governance, derivatives, mergers or financial economics, you can start to develop a specialisation to enhance your employability.  

Develop skills that employers value  

Developing applied quantitative analytical skills through using Bloomberg, S&P capital IQ, WRDS Datastream and other financial databases and software systems as part of your modules, you will also have the latest technical know-how to kick-start your career.  

Potential employers  

  • Investment management companies where analysts provide information to in-house fund managers 
  • Stockbrokers and investment banks, where the analysts' research assists clients of their company, usually fund managers but sometimes also company executives and directors 
  • Wealth management divisions of investment banks 
  • Institutional investors, such as large charities, pension funds and life assurance companies 
  • Hedge funds 
  • Government or public organisations 
  • SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)  

Graduate training routes  

Multi-nationals such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC, Vanguard Asset Management, Credit Suisse, Citibank, Amundi and Deutsche Bank have graduate training routes in many countries in which they are based. Country-specific banks like China Construction Bank and Bank of China (Hong Kong) and smaller organisations across the world also offer graduate training routes and employment opportunities with specific recruitment cycles appropriate to their local employment market.  

Developing your skills and career prospects  

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our Business School careers service web page for more information.  

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