International Economics and Finance (MSc)

Newcastle University

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About International Economics and Finance at Newcastle University

Our International Economics and Finance MSc provides a postgraduate conversion course in finance. The course is for graduates from non-finance related subjects. A distinctive feature of the course is the international perspective on the role of finance and monetary policy.

You will 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)

The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by international economic developments in 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

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

The course builds on Newcastle University Business School's research strengths in finance and economics. The Applied Econometrics and Macroeconomic Analysis and Applications research groups inform our teaching.

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

  • investment banking
  • financial research
  • financial trading

Graduates from the course have undertaken various roles including:

  • Fund Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Accountant

Your development

On a professional level, you will be to show the ability to:

  • deploy the main analytical techniques in the area of finance and 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

Delivery

This course is modular, comprising:

  • 150 credits of compulsory modules
  • 30 credits of optional modules
  • full time over 12 months

Networking opportunities

Throughout the academic year we 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

You can also attend guest lectures which complement the study of theoretical frameworks. These lectures analyse the most recent trends in financial markets and banking industries. They also provide an overview of the available opportunities within the financial sector.

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 triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

  • a high quality teaching environment
  • innovative programming
  • active engagement with industry

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions

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 and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary cafe.

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-economics-finance-msc/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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

If this is not evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge.

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

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

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