International Finance

You are viewing this course for September start 2024

The MSc in International Finance provides a superb opportunity for you to gain expert knowledge of the forces that shape and move the global economy.

This degree provides you with analytical and practical skills in the areas of corporate finance, investment, international financial markets and financial institutions.

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.  Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

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Course Overview

At Aberystwyth Business School, you will learn about the very latest thinking and research on contemporary issues such as risk management and ethical standards in banking, international financial regulation, and emerging financial markets.

From equities, bonds and property to futures and options, from mergers and acquisitions to foreign direct investment, this degree will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to pursue an exciting professional career in financial services or financial management in a wide range of other sectors.

About this course


One year full-time. The academic year (September to September) is divided into three semesters: September to January; January to June; June to September.


Assessment takes the form of research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete a MSc dissertation worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the third semester. 

Course Fees:

Please see the tuition fee pages for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.


Funding opportunities may be available, please check our funding calculator for details.

Modules September start - 2024

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Advanced Corporate Finance ABM1320 20
Dissertation ABM1960 60
Financial Analysis and Decision Making ABM1120 20
Financial Research Methods ABM1420 20
International Finance and Capital Markets ABM1820 20
International Financial Markets and Investments ABM1220 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Banking and Financial Intermediation ABM1520 20
Portfolio Analysis and Management ABM1620 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


By studying this degree you will develop your understanding of organisational behaviour and structure, and be able to research, interpret and use business and financial data. You will also develop your problem-solving, decision-making, analytical and creative thinking skills, in addition to teamworking, time management and organisational skills.

Potential careers include:

  • Financial strategy
  • Actuarial profession
  • Corporate banking
  • Tax
  • Investment analysis
  • Financial trading
  • Retail banking.

Transferable skills include:

  • Understanding organisational behaviour and structure
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes
  • The ability to communicate clearly written and spoken
  • Effective problem-solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Decision-making
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Time-management and organisational skills
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Teaching & Learning

You will be taught by expert academic staff across lectures, tutorials and seminars. In addition to individual essays and written exams in some modules, students are assessed on other activities that require report-writing, presentation and research skills.

Modules include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • Financial Research Methods
  • International Finance and Capital Markets
  • International Financial Markets and Investments.

A final dissertation will also need to be submitted for completion of your MSc.