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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

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  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the International Banking and Finance course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    25 June 2019

Are you looking for a specialist finance degree that will kick start you into an exciting career in banking, trading or finance?

Banking, like most industries, has evolved in the 21st century and offers a range of exciting opportunities, across many sectors both here and abroad. There is also a skills shortage and people with the right qualifications are in high demand.

Studying International Banking and Finance at Swansea University will give you an advanced understanding of the principles and techniques of international finance, development, trade and banking. You will learn about the activities of financial markets and institutions in advanced and emerging economies, and gain an appreciation of the role of risk management in complex organisations.

This advanced programme in International Banking and Finance is for students who have already studied accounting, and /or finance, at undergraduate level.

Your International Banking and Finance course is accredited by the Chartered Banker. This close affiliation with the Chartered Banker will enhance your career prospects and give you the edge to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Why International Banking and Finance at Swansea?

  • An enhanced specialist programme that may be completed in a single year
  • Designed for graduates in finance related subject areas who are seeking a specialist programme to enable accelerated career opportunities in international banking and finance
  • All modules in International Banking and Finance are taught by our world-class faculty who have industrial and academic knowledge
  • Professional body accreditation, which can help to accelerate your career
  • Swansea University was voted What Uni? Student Choice Award 2017 Winner -Postgraduate study
  • Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014) 
  • Based in the £22 million School of Management building on the new Bay campus

Your International Banking and Finance experience

From the moment you arrive as a International Banking and Finance student at the School of Management we will work with you to help build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects.

You will have unlimited one to one bespoke careers advice from our dedicated careers team. You can go on a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or the Week of Work initiative.

We have strong links with a range of high-profile organisations including Dell and Ernst and Young.

All our International Banking and Finance students benefit from co-location with industry at the innovative Bay Campus, working alongside companies such as Fujitsu, in facilities that boast dedicated teaching space and study areas, and extensive IT facilities equipped with the latest hardware and specialist software.

International Banking and Finance employment opportunities

We have an excellent track record of placing our International Banking and Finance graduates with major multinational companies.

Your MSc International and Banking Finance programme, with its Chartered Banker accreditation, will prove to employers you have the ability in all aspects of business and that you are a strategic thinker with strong financial know how and the right business acumen. 

Your next step could be in any of these roles:

  • Finance Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Advisor

International Banking and Finance modules

You will study a range of compulsory and optional modules in semesters one and two of the International Banking and Finance course, before undertaking an independent project/dissertation in your third semester.

Modules on the International Banking and Finance course may include:

  • Independent Project (MSc International Banking and Finance)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
  • Empirical Finance
  • International Banking and Regulation
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance & Ethics
  • Asset Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Applied Data Analytics

How you're taught on the International Banking and Finance course

The School of Management uses a variety of teaching methods, in the main, through weekly lectures and seminars. 

From the start of your degree in International Banking and Finance, you will be immersed in our cutting-edge research and industry led teaching, having every opportunity to develop key transferable skills whilst meeting the learning outcomes set out in the module syllabus.

Professional Body Accreditation

The MSc in International Banking and Finance at Swansea University is accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), providing opportunities to apply for Associated Membership and future Associate Chartered Banker status. The programme at Swansea University’s School of Management is one of only a handful of UK schemes approved and accredited by CBI.

What is an accredited course?

One that has been approved by a relevant professional body as meeting its quality standards. It highlights a close link between industry and your course, bringing cutting-edge real-world practice into your studies. Counting towards professional qualifications and registrations, accredited courses can help fast-track you in your chosen career path.

What are the benefits of Professional Accreditations?

- Get a head start: Professionally accredited degrees will exempt you from specific early-stage professional exams/qualifications meaning you get a kick-start in your career.

- Support: Sign up for a student membership and start taking advantage of professional body career support as well as connections with peers and experts. It looks good on your CV and helps prepare you for employment.


For many professions, studying an accredited course is only the first step to becoming fully qualified.

You can check with the relevant professional bodies for other specific requirements.

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Visit the International Banking and Finance MSc page on the Swansea University website for more details!





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