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International Financial Markets (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020

About this course

Develop specialist knowledge and practical skills on thisMSc International Financial Markets. You’ll study topics such as financial risk management, portfolio management and stock market analysis. Prepare for a successful career as a trader or financial manager anywhere in the world.

On this UK master’s degree you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the workings of global financial markets and how they are affected by political and economic events. 

You’ll learn the most effective strategies for managing portfolios of assets such as: 

  • equity 
  • bonds 
  • foreign exchange 
  • derivatives 

You’ll enhance your professional skills through practical exercises such as portfolio management assignments and a trading floor simulation workshops. 

This will allow you to put theory into practice by making decisions on market prices in response to economic data and contemporary market trends. 

Our expert academics who are active in research and have a wealth of experience in the sector. This means that your studies will benefit directly from the latest findings in the sector. 

Your learning will be brought to life with real-world case studies, and you’ll benefit from industry guest speakers. This will also add to your network of contacts in the sector.

Course lead

Your course leader is Taufiq Choudhry, Professor of Finance in the University’s Business School. He specialises in stock market volatility and uncertainty. Read Professor Choudhry’s staff profile to find out more about his research and publications.


This course is accredited by:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.