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International Economics and Finance, MSc

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About International Economics and Finance, MSc - at Newcastle University

Our International Economics and Finance MSc will help you gain an international perspective in the role of finance and monetary policy. 

About this course

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

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:

Software includes:

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

Financial databases

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

  • Bloomberg
  • DataStream
  • Fame
  • Amadeus
  • WRDS
  • Compustat
  • CRSP
  • Oriana
  • Global Financial Database

Your development

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.

Professional development

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.

Newcastle University Business School accreditation

Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown. Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.

Our staff

View profiles of the module leaders for this course:

  • Dr Roberto Bonilla (Degree Porgramme Director)
  • Dr Xueqi Dong
  • Dr Grega Smrkolj
  • Dr Melanie Parravano Baro
  • Dr Roxana Radulescu

Delivery

This course is modular, comprising 180 credits.

Guest lectures

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

Networking opportunities

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

Facilities

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
  • alumni
  • 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

Find out more about Newcastle University Business School

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-economics-finance-msc/?utm_source=referral-study-link&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=international-economics-finance-msc&utm_campaign=PG3PL-study-link#fees&funding

Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or an international equivalent. You also need to show a firm grasp 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.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)    
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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