The MSc International Finance course focuses on the economic analysis of financial issues, financial products and international financial markets.
For the full entry requirements, please see the How to apply section.
One year full-time
Fees and funding
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Please note that fees are subject to annual review.
Designed in collaboration with industry professionals this course concentrates on the economic analysis of financial issues, financial products and international financial markets. Its focus is on the models and techniques of financial analysis.
The emphasis is on applying knowledge, skills and techniques to analysing the instruments, participants and markets in international finance. During the programme you will be able to pursue specialist modules in the field of international finance and economics. All students on this programme undertake and present an in-company group consultancy project of real value to the commissioning organisation.
We have recently introduced a new framework for our full-time Masters programme, covering some significant and exciting developments that have come about through consultation with our students, staff and alumni.* The new framework will facilitate greater engagement with external businesses and organisations, leading to an enhanced student learning experience.
As a student on MSc International Finance you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with the iPad upon commencing the course to access the latest learning materials. Additionally, students will also be supplied with a small number of eBooks related to the subject of study.
Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.
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Course contentThis course, like others within the postgraduate platform suite of MSc programmes at Nottingham Business School (NBS), begins with the intensive MSc Foundation Studies module, which provides all students with active ways to appreciate what is distinctive about studying their chosen subject at Masters level at NBS.
Core modules in applying methods of economics, quantitative and other research techniques to finance in various ways at Masters level lead into more specialist core modules. This includes one involving all students as a valuable consultant to a business organisation and also the choice of one module from a range of options.
Study and supportThe nine modules are taught in four phases, over 12 months. Beyond the two-week MSc Foundation Studies module, independent study weeks for preparation and submission of final module assessments follow the weeks of class contact.
A range of teaching and learning methods are used in the intensive block teaching period depending on the module being studied. These methods include large group teaching, small group tutorials, research supervision, interactive teaching, industry-specific workshops (involving guest speakers, project work, etc), eSupported learning, guided and directed individual and group study and a variety of multimedia approaches.
AssessmentA variety of assessment methods are used including; tests, essays, individual and group projects, reports and presentations.
Opportunities for progressionGraduates from this course can work in the finance and economics sectors in careers relating to banking and financial markets including central banking, investment banking, pensions analysis, unit and investment trust management, corporate finance and international finance. Graduates can also pursue academic research in the UK or further afield.
Career developmentEmployment skills are crucial for any graduate. As part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops, where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The focus will be on developing your skills and occupational awareness, and workshops will focus on both home and international students.
Instead of a placement of the traditional type, this course features a final module which enables you to work in a small group as a professional consultant for a period on site in an organisation that has been selected by NBS. Selection is based upon the organisation's appreciation of the knowledge, skills and other qualities that students develop throughout their programme. Each group will complete and deliver a project of real value to the organisation.
Entry requirementsAn undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) with quantitative analysis, and at least intermediate-level study (e.g. HE Level 2) of Economics or Finance, or a recognised equivalent qualification.
Alternatively, applicants with experience of working in a relevant economics or finance occupation that demonstrates the equivalent knowledge and skills through employment and training will be considered but will be required to demonstrate their motivation and ability to study at the required academic level in their Personal Statement..
English language requirementsSee the English language entry requirements for courses at Nottingham Business School and the full list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University.
One academic OR vocational reference is required.
How to applyApplications should be made online using the apply online button at the top of the page.