University of Huddersfield

Banking and Finance Professional Practice MSc

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12 month taught programme.

This course is ideal if you’re looking to pursue a career in international financial markets and the banking sector. The course will enable you to develop your understanding, and critically evaluate the theories affecting the financial services sector, financial management and capital markets, as well as the important issues facing banking and economics systems.

The programme is supported with our new state-of-the-art Trading Room which is equipped with professional software, providing up-to-date market data and financial analysis tools giving students a feel for how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data. The Trading Room provides simulation of what it is like to work in the financial industry and provide experience of a real life financial markets environment, thus enhancing your experience and employability.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Professional Practice courses are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification, in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business and Management or a Quantitative Science.
  • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
  • IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, (a minimum of TOEFL 550 (Computer Based Toefl 213) score) or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

This course offers you the chance to undertake a 6 month placement at the end of the taught element. A placement can help you build on the knowledge and skills developed on the course.

The placement is a valuable tool that can enhance your employability and help you to develop as an individual. It is acknowledged that graduates with work experience are generally much more attractive to employers.

Our Employability and Placements Office are available to support you in finding placement opportunities and can provide advice in areas such as interview skills and preparing CVs and covering letters.

Course Details

The Professional Practice module gives you an opportunity to reflect on your personal and professional development and put theory into practice through professional work experience. This route must be chosen at the point of application by selecting Marketing MSc (Professional Practice) as the placement adds a further 6 months to your duration of the study. Due to the competitive nature of the placement route, the Professional Practice course has limited availability and places are capped.

Placements are not guaranteed and are secured through a competitive process. You may be required to undertake formal application processes and interviews with placement providers in order to successfully secure a work placement.

Assessment of this module is in the form of a reflective log

Core Modules

Principles of Finance
Investment and Portfolio Management
Financial Reporting and Company Performance
Modern Banking
Financial Markets and Institutions
International Finance
The Global Professional

Option Modules

You May choose one of the following Modules
Managing Employee Relations
Intelligent Business Information Systems
Emotional Intelligence for the Effective Leader
Global Business and Human Rights
Management Accounting
Managing Sustainable Challenges

Final Project

Research Route:
Research Methods
Individual Research Project

Consultancy Route:
Consultancy Skills
Group Consultancy Project

New Venture Creation:
Launch a venture
New Venture Creation

MSc Professional Practice Placement

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