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Through in-depth study of topics such as financial risk management and stock market analysis, this highly specialised International Financial Markets Masters degree will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to forge a successful career as a trader or financial manager anywhere in the world.

Introducing your degree

This highly specialised MSc in International Financial Markets will give you the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to forge a successful career as a trader or financial manager anywhere in the world.

Southampton was one of the first UK universities to offer a specialised masters course in international financial markets, and remains at the leading edge of research and education in this field today.

You will be taught by lecturers who are active researchers, with many having worked in financial sector organisations, and can bring your studies to life with real-world case studies. Recent graduates have secured roles at PwC, HSBC and Bank of Shanghai.

Modules

Core/Compulsory modules include: Corporate Finance 1 and 2; Financial Risk Management; Fixed Income Securities Analysis; Stock Market Analysis; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives

Optional modules include: Derivative Securities Analysis; Quantitative Research in Finance; International Finance; Behavioural Finance

Career Opportunities

This degree will prepare you for a career as a trader or financial manager in a wide range of settings. These include mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance funds, investment analysis and advice, trading in equities, bond, foreign exchange, commodities and a wide variety of derivatives markets, investment banking, private equity, and private wealth management. You could become an investment consultant, corporate treasurer or rating agency analyst, or choose to work in financial journalism, policy, training or regulation. Alternatively, you could further your studies by doing a PhD and become a researcher in academia. 

Former students have gone on to work for PwC, Mackenzie, HSBC and Bank of Shanghai.


Visit the International Financial Markets - MSc page on the University of Southampton website for more details!

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