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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type


  • Course Fees

    For Academic Year 19/20 only:

    Full Time: £7,300

  • Last Updated

    18 September 2019

Our MSc in International Banking and Finance is a specialist degree that covers the themes of international banking, finance, risk management, regulation and ethics, Islamic banking and investment analysis to reflect the changing nature of international banking in the 21st century.

The compulsory modules on this course will help you prepare for senior management and specialist roles in banking and international finance. The dissertation is an opportunity for you to apply research skills to develop your understanding of the world of banking and finance.

Course Details

This course is designed to complement the range of knowledge and skills that you will have acquired in your previous study and work experience. Studying International Banking and Finance will provide you with theoretical and practical frameworks as well as analytical techniques and key transferable skills. In addition it will develop your ability to apply relevant knowledge and skills and will boost your confidence in exercising your professional judgement in different scenarios. The modules and teaching on the course helps to prepare you for careers in international financial regulation, banking, insurance and corporate governance.

Industry Placement Option

The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business.

Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer.

If you are unable or unwilling to progress with an industry placement, for whatever reason, you will have the option to transfer onto our Dissertation and Research Methods module in order to gain the required credits to complete your programme of study.


A variety of assessment methods are used in this course including reports, essays, presentations, student-led seminars, workshops, e-based assessments and examinations.

Course Content

All modules are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise.

Core Modules:

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis for Banking
  • Global Financial Strategy 
  • International Banking and Financial Markets
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions
  • Career Futures: Employability Skills (0 Credits)
  • Work-Based Project (60 Credits)

Elective Modules:

  • Investment Analysis
  • Islamic Banking and Finance 
  • Financial Regulation and Ethics 


The MSc in International Banking and Finance is designed to prepare you for a career in international banking and the global financial services industry.

Visit the International Banking & Finance - MSc page on the University of Northampton website for more details!





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