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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Banking and International Finance

Programme code:MSC-BS/B&IFUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Danilo Mascia Contact address:d.v.mascia@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject eg accounting, finance or mathematics and normally a background in economics. Must have a good grounding in quantitative subjects.

For applicants whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 580 overall and 4 in the TWE (or a score of 240 in the computer based test and 4 in the essay); or IELTS scores of 6 or more in each section and 6.5 overall.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Postgraduate Board of Examiners

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of current and emerging theories, techniques and practices within the field of banking and international finance, and the relevance of these theories within a professional setting

2. Be proactive problem solvers with the ability to critically evaluate and formulate solutions to complex banking and international financial scenarios

3. Be an independent researcher able to critically analyse and synthesise current empirical research in banking and international finance, to develop research ideas and questions, and to undertake analysis and interpretations of results

4. Be professional in applying banking and international finance to a broader business context

5. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of financial operations and be able to critically analyse these within a global context

6. Be effective communicators of findings and recommendations in a clear and cogent manner in both written and oral contexts


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5000MQuantitative Methods15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LUBS5004MCorporate Finance15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LUBS5011MApplied Finance15 credits1 May to 31 July
LUBS5035MCommercial Banking15 credits1 May to 31 July
LUBS5054MInternational Banking and Finance15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LUBS5062MAccounting and Finance Dissertation60 credits1 Mar to 31 Dec
LUBS5072MCritical Skills for the Finance Professional15 credits1 Jan to 31 May

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits in Semester 1 and 15 credits in Semester 2 from the following optional modules:

LUBS5002MInformation and Organisation Design15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LUBS5006MInternational Business Finance15 credits1 Jan to 31 May
LUBS5019MForensic Accounting and Finance15 credits1 May to 31 July
LUBS5052MInternational Investment15 credits1 May to 31 July
LUBS5140MGlobal Economic Coordination and Governance15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5982MFinancial Reporting and Analysis15 credits1 May to 31 July

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

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