Gain an international perspective in the role of finance and monetary policy. Our International Economics and Finance MSc is suitable for those without a 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 influenced by international economic developments in the financial and goods markets. A comprehensive understanding of economic and financial theory and policy dimensions within an open economy context is in high demand.
This course will suit you if you're interested in the following careers:
- investment banking
- financial research
- financial trading
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What you'll learn
You'll learn to understand and analyse:
- international finance markets
- the international trading system
- the role played by key supranational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO)
Advanced statistical software
Where possible you'll have access to advanced statistical software including:
You'll also have access to a number of financial databases including:
- Global Financial Database
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
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How you'll learn
This course is modular, comprising 180 credits.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- PC examination
- Problem-solving exercises
- Written examination
- Written exercise
You'll complete a dissertation which takes the form of an independent data analysis project. This applies advanced econometrics techniques to address the question of interest to you.
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
On completion of this course, you'll 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
You'll be able to showcase professional skills including a comprehensive set of technical and quantitative skills. These are highly valued in the private sector.
If you wish to pursue further research for a career in research institutions or central banks you'll be able to gain preliminary training.
You'll benefit from our status as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner. Through self-study, you'll complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certificate. This gives you an interactive introduction to the financial markets
You'll be able to take part in a live financial trading simulation. This is delivered jointly with:
- amplify trading
- CFA annual global investment challenge
You'll gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:
- data analyst
- planning analyst
- principal economist
- corporate finance and research analyst
- senior Financial Analyst
- PhD candidate
This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:
- Brewin Dolphin
- HM Revenue and Customs
- CLP Insurance Brokers
- Fitch Ratings
- Shanghai Greatwisdom Co. Ltd
- Experian PLC
- Siemens AG
Practitioners from the world of finance and business give guest lectures every year. This provides an insight into career paths and job roles. You'll interact with these experts to:
- identify career opportunities
- develop strategies on how to progress in your career
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
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 83 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:
- regional, nationality and international leaders
- leading professionals and practitioners from industry
The Business School is based in a building within the Newcastle Helix development – Newcastle's emerging business district.
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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