International Banking and Finance
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
Start Date(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,550
International - £14,400
- Equip yourself for a career in the rapidly expanding banking and finance industry
- Take a Business Innovation Project to enhance your practical skills and experience
- Apply what you’ve learned through a one to three-month Assessed Internship with an employer
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Programme updated for September 2018 entryThis programme has recently been through our regular programme review; this ensures it addresses the current and future needs of students and employers. Applications are now open for our September course.
This programme provides you with the knowledge, skills and independent thinking abilities which are essential for developing a career in the financial services sectors, within banking and financial institutions, or in the field of corporate finance.
By using real world examples, case studies and problem solving, you will develop a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the concepts and framework in banking, global financial markets and the finance and investment industry. You will learn about key challenges in the current global economic environment, consider issues from around the world, and analyse and evaluate problems to identify the best solutions to improve international banking and finance strategies and practice.
You will also develop knowledge through practice with a series of professional development workshops that will enhance your employability.
This programme will prepare you to sit the CFA exams.
The course also offers a distance learning option through our official partner Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.
I chose the University of Salford because my course is popular, time for study is flexible, the tuition fee is reasonable and I love Manchester.
The thing I like most about the Uni, there are lots of activities, they are helpful and friendly. In Manchester, there are lots of international students, lots of places to hang out with friends. I have been to other cities but I found Manchester had something very special, I like Manchester very much.Song Nguyen, MSc International Banking and Finance, 2013
The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks. During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Business Innovation Project, working with your own or another organisation on a live brief.
Business Innovation Project (BIP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between a live project, placement, internship or dissertation, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.
You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the BIP project. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and Student Life. Student Life can help with pre project / placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can helps you to find internships, placements and live projects for your Business Innovation Project.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- You can undertake placements with your sponsor or employing organisation.
- For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
- For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
- You will be paid a salary for the duration of your placement.