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Course summary

Why study this course? Our International Trade and Finance MSc course will develop your knowledge of the global economy, its structure and the roles you could undertake within this evolving world. You'll also be invited to formal and informal events that support the scheduled teaching programme. These can include talks from guest speakers, outside visits or broader postgraduate student meetings and activities. This will further develop your understanding of the contemporary international trade and financial environment. More about this course On our master’s course you'll examine and refine your understanding of the drivers of international, inter and intra-corporate trade and investment that are shaping today’s global economy. We’ll guide your understanding of the different economic theories that aim to explain trade and international investment, as well as the policies and practices of trade and investment across the world. Core modules you’ll study include International Corporate Finance; Research Methods for Global Business; Growth, Trade and Development; and Financial Derivatives and Risk Management. You’ll have a variety of option modules to choose from so you can develop specialist knowledge within global finance and trade. Specialist subjects include:

  • International Logistics
  • Emerging Markets in the Global Economy
  • Environmental Economics and Investment
  • Principles of Islamic Finance and Economics
  • Islamic Banking and Capital Markets and Translating for International Organisations
  • Major players on the world stage
  • We will give particular attention to how the actions of states and international organisations affect global patterns of trade and finance. This includes the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the governments of China and the United States of America.
Understanding the impact these have organisations on trade and finance is very important to your career. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you’ll be to work for such international and national organisations.

Modules

Example modules include: International Corporate Finance; Economics of International Trade; Growth, Trade and Development; Data Analysis for Global Business; Dissertation; Business Consultancy Project; Work Placement; Financial Derivatives and Risk Management; Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability; Environmental Economics; Practical Sustainability; Commercial and Investment Banking; Financial Regulation and Compliance; International Financial Reporting; Audit and Assurance; Advanced Financial Management; International Logistics; Business Work Placement Project; International Business Strategy with Simulation.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through essays, formal examination, reports, portfolios and presentations.


How to apply

International applicants

Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a minimum of a 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject discipline and Maths GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent). A full university application form will need to be submitted which includes a detailed statement to support your application to the course. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of award certificates. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1170 Module
Northern Ireland £1170 Module
Scotland £1170 Module
Wales £1170 Module
EU £2020 Module
International £2020 Module
Channel Islands £2020 Module
Republic of Ireland £2020 Module

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
International Trade and Finance at London Metropolitan University - UCAS