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
- Financial Derivatives and Risk Management
- Environmental Economics and Investment
- Practical Sustainability
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.
Teaching staff and guest lecturers
You’ll be taught by our experienced staff who will help develop your understanding and knowledge to a high standard. To build on your learning even further, we will invite guest lecturers and other visiting experts in the field of international trade and finance to share their insights with you.
Starting or developing your career
Whether you’re keen to start work in the international arena or progress further within an established career, our International Trade and Finance MSc is ideal for developing your knowledge and skills.
You’ll be well prepared for employment in international organisations, businesses, banks and the finance sector because of what you’ve learnt. See the After the course section for more details.
You’ll be assessed through a range of essays, formal examinations, reports, portfolios and presentations. This wide range of assessment types will serve you well in your career by refining your ability to use persuasive techniques and influence others with your knowledge.
Where this course can take you
The knowledge and skills you’ll develop will enable you to enter a variety of careers in UK and international organisations including a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations.
As well as providing a firm base for securing employment, our MSc provides the opportunity to enhance your current career. You’ll find many of our master’s alumni working in a diverse mix of industries around the world, including a large number in finance and international trade roles.