Newcastle University Business School

International Economics & Finance

International Economics and Finance MSc

Full time: 12 months

Profile

Our International Economics and Finance MSc will suit you if you have a non-financial background. It is also for those interested in a management career with an emphasis on finance and international economics.

The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by international economic developments in the financial and goods markets. As a result, there is a demand in the market for individuals with a comprehensive understanding of:

  • economic and financial theory
  • policy dimensions within an open economy context

This course will suit motivated students who want to pursue careers in:

  • investment banking
  • financial research
  • financial trading

What you'll learn

You will gain an international perspective in the role of finance and monetary policy. You will learn to understand and analyse:

You will develop a comprehensive set of technical and quantitative skills that are highly regarded in the private sector.

Advanced software

Where possible you will have access to advanced statistical software including:

  • Eviews
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • Gauss
  • MATLAB
  • SAS
  • Maple
  • Minitab

You will also have access to a number of financial databases including:

  • Bloomberg
  • Thompson Financial's DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana

Your development

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • deploy the main analytical techniques in the area of finance and have an advanced capability with some of these techniques
  • critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques
  • synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • exercise responsibility and leadership in group projects
  • apply knowledge, skills and understanding to complex issues within finance and related industries

Career focus

The course is excellent preparation for work in multinational enterprises in roles dealing with:

  • exporting or foreign investment decisions
  • foreign exchange risk management
  • portfolio fund management
  • financial services
  • banking
  • regulatory bodies
  • corporate finance and consultancy

It also provides preliminary training if you wish to pursue further research in view of a career in research institutions or central banks.

Graduates from the course have undertaken various roles including:

  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • CFO
  • Leading Liquidity Manager
  • Strategic Marketing Analyst
  • Broker
  • Accountant
  • Trainee Actuary
  • Trainee Investment Manager

Delivery

This course is modular, comprising 180 credits. 

Guest lectures and networking opportunities

Practitioners from the world of finance and business give guest lectures every year, providing insight into career paths and job roles. You will interact with these experts to identify career opportunities and develop strategies on how to progress in your career.

You can view the profiles of some of our previous guest lecturers to get an idea of what we offer.

Throughout the academic year we also hold many events on campus that you are welcome to join. Events are topical and provide great opportunities for you to network with:

  • national and multinational organisations
  • alumni
  • peers

Practitioner and research led teaching

The course builds on our established research strengths in finance and economics:

View profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MSc

UK

Full time: £7,200

EU

Full time: £7,200

International

Full time: £19,200

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Your transcripts need need to show an understanding of:

  • basic calculus
  • probability theory
  • statistical inference

You can use your personal statement to show your mathematical knowledge if it is not clear from your transcripts.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Application fee

There is a non-refundable application fee of £50. You need to pay this before we can process your application.

To pay your application fee and make an application please visit our WebStore.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

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