MSc International Banking and Financial Studies
The global integration of financial markets has made it increasingly important for multinational companies, banks, fund managers, securities firms and corporate financial advisors to have a clear understanding of the theory and practice of Familiarity with the latest innovative techniques in international lending and borrowing, asset and liability management and risk appraisal is also an essential requirement for all those involved in the global money and capital markets. With these needs in mind, this MSc programme aims to develop students' existing skills by advanced study in the areas of finance and banking, with particular emphasis on the international dimension. The programme provides a coherent theoretical framework for the various subject areas, but the emphasis throughout is on the practical application of financial techniques in a real world setting.
Full-time study on our MSc programmes follows a schedule of half-day teaching blocks. A single module, for example, will be taught over six half-days, usually the same half-day each week e.g. six consecutive Monday mornings and half modules are taught over three half-days. Module teaching blocks will be scheduled on different half-days so that students will study several modules during the same period .
Teaching takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms with a few modules scheduled for evenings and the Easter vacation. These will usually be the optional modules but this is not guaranteed. Formal examinations take place in January and May/June each year at the end of each semester. If you pass the module assessments to a satisfactory standard you are permitted to continue work until September leading to the submission of an MSc dissertation.
Core Modules * International Banking * Corporate Finance (1) and (2) * Financial Risk Management
Optional Modules * International Financial Policy * Introduction to portfolio management and exchange traded derivatives * Derivative Securities Analysis * Stock Market Analysis * Fixed income securities analysis * Quantitative Research Methods in Finance
University of Southampton
International Student Requirements:
All students should meet the University's English Language requirements. US students who have been taught and assessed in English do not need to provide evidence of their ability.