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International Finance

Entry requirements


Final year top up please refer directly to institution on 01752 585858 or email [email protected]

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Finance

Explore the major challenges of today’s global financial community and investigate how the stock market, currency markets and international money markets work. With our one year top-up course you’ll also get to grips with the tactics used to maximise financial results and minimise risk. You'll graduate equipped with the skills and confidence to pursue a career in finance, accounting and management anywhere in the world.

You’ll tailor the course to meet your career goals by choosing from a range of optional courses. These range from investment management and international trade to risk management and quantitative finance. You will get invaluable training on important finance software such as Bloomberg and DataStream so that when you start your career you can contribute from day one.

* Enhance and broaden your existing knowledge of accounting and finance and investigate the challenges of financial management in the international arena.

* Build the confidence you’ll need to meet the challenges of economic change and graduate ready to be a successful player in the world of international finance and accounting.

* Tailor the course to meet your career goals by choosing from a range of optional courses. These range from investment management and international trade to risk management and quantitative finance.

* Get invaluable training on important finance software such as Bloomberg and DataStream so that when you start your career you can contribute from day one.

* Take the opportunity to continue and further your studies to postgraduate level with our MSc Finance programme. Alternatively many students also go on to study at masters level at a range of top universities in the UK and around the world.

Modules

In this top-up year you’ll learn about international finance, examining the constraints and competitive pressures faced by investment managers and finance professionals around the world. You’ll develop a critical perspective of finance as an academic subject and learn how it contributes to practice in the real world of finance.

Core modules:

* Business Research
* International Financial Management
* Professional Communication Skills for International Finance

Optional modules:

* Investment Management
* Risk Management in International Banking, Insurance and Finance
* Financial Modelling
* Credit Management: Theory and Practice
* Financial Management
* International Trade and International Finance
* 12-week In-sessional English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP)

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

Plymouth Business School

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

57%
low
Finance

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Finance

Teaching and learning

51%
Staff make the subject interesting
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

52%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
1%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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