MSc Global Investment Banking

Postgraduate, Full-Time

Explore the characteristics of investment banking within global financial markets and gain the skills to further your career in the areas of international investment.

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Course introduction

The MSc in Global Investment Banking offers you a practical approach to investment analysis within the environment of a truly globalised industry.

This course is designed to provide you with the theory, concepts and methods needed to raise your profile with marketable skills in high demand by employers in the banking sector.


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This course aims to develop your understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of investment banking and will provide you with the skills necessary to analyse the risks and returns of securities portfolios in global markets.

You'll explore the characteristics of investment banking within global financial markets, alongside the analysis and valuation of portfolio investments and securities.

This is a one year full-time course starting in September and is split up into three trimesters. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

The disciplines covered in this course are of special interest to international institutions that wish to attract professionals who understand the fundamentals of finance and investments.

Subjects include

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Banking
  • International Economic Law
  • Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • One option 

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Graduates with an MSc in Global Investment Banking would normally seek to further their career in the areas of international investment, particularly in a banking context, including:

  • international banks and financial institutions
  • international, regional and national regulatory agencies
  • government agencies and policy think-tanks
  • journalism and financial news
  • academics and research
  • consultancy
  • industry and commerce
  • non-profit development agencies

If you're already working in this field, you can expect to advance your personal development.


The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above. It is desirable to have a degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law but is not essential.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. 

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol on our nursing courses.

Admissions policies

We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2016/17 2017/18
Home/EU £6,450 £6,466
Overseas £12,620 £12,620
This course comprises of 180 credits - 120 from taught modules and 60 from the dissertation.

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