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International Financial Markets (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

About this course

Develop specialist knowledge and practical skills on this MSc 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 let you put theory into practice and make 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.


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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