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Develop real-world business knowledge and practical financial skills to succeed in the finance and financial services sector.

At Kent Business School the MSc in Finance (International Banking and Finance) is specifically designed to provide you with the employability skills that are necessary for working in top-tier global financial institutions, international organisations, central banks, financial regulatory agencies and in similar highly specialised institutions.

Graduates are equipped with strong theoretical and practical knowledge and its application to the banking industry and international and domestic financial markets. A particular emphasis is placed on developing cognitive skills that enable students to fully understand the complexity of the financial markets in the domestic and global economies.

You also acquire an appropriate range of research skills, and relevant personal and interpersonal skills to enable you to interact with the real world of business and finance. This is strengthened by a series of guest lectures delivered by experts from the City of London.

During the programme, you will have opportunities for practical work to be carried out in the Business School’s dedicated Bloomberg Lab. The virtual trading platform allows you to access and engage with market data through practical case studies and the use of online databases. The programme also provides you with the necessary training required for the Bloomberg Certificate.

We are currently seeking recognition for the MSc International Banking and Finance programme from the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) as PRMIA academic partner at programme level. PRMIA recognition has already been obtained for the MSc Financial Services in Banking programme, which is the predecessor of the MSc in International Banking and Finance.

Programme Information

The following modules are offered to our current students. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives
  • Domestic and International Banking
  • Financial Institutions Management
  • Essentials of Financial Risk Management
  • Research Methods & Skills (Finance)
  • Business Report in Finance


The programme involves a taught and a project component. The taught programme is assessed by a mixture of coursework assignments throughout the year, and by examinations in May and June.

Once these are completed, students then work full time on the project and write a Business Report in Finance based on this. This 8000-10000 word Report is an opportunity to apply the techniques and insights presented in the programme and apply them to a specific problem area.

Entry requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a finance, accounting, economics, business, mathematics or engineering related discipline.

Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Proof of English language proficiency is required. We do offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

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Last updated November 8, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sept. 2019
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10,480 GBP
Home/EU: £10,480 / Overseas: £18,400
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