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The Adam Smith Business School gives students access to a Bloomberg Trading Room. These are used by asset management companies, investment banks, hedge funds, banks and central banks to analyse, price and trade, in real time, stocks, bonds, derivatives and almost every type of financial instrument. You will have the opportunity to apply theory in the same way (using the same tools) as traders and risk managers in large financial institutions.  In doing so, you will acquire highly transferable knowledge and enhance your employability.

Our exclusive computer labs feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including Matlab (useful for manipulating large datasets), EViews and OxMetrics Enterprise.

Our International Student Learning Officer for the College of Social Sciences runs a series of classes for international students on topics such as academic writing and also provides information for international students online.

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    Aerial view of campus
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    Computer requirements for studying online

    Broadband internet connection

    • 3 mbps or higher

    Internet Browsers

    Our online learning platform Moodle is compatible with any standards compliant web browser. This includes:

    Desktop:

    • Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Safari
    • Edge
    • Internet Explorer

    Mobile:

    • MobileSafari
    • Google Chrome

    For the best experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date. https://whatbrowser.org

    Javascript needs to be enabled within your browser

    Please note: legacy browsers with known compatibility issues with Moodle 3.3 are:

    • Internet Explorer 10 and below
    • Safari 7 and below

    Computer specifications

    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Operating system (minimum):
      • Microsoft Windows Vista service pack 1
      • Windows 7
      • Mac OS X v10.4.11+
    • Memory: 3GB of RAM or more
    • Hard disk: 300GB
    • Sound card and microphone
    • Speakers or headphones
    • Monitor and video card with 1024x768 display or higher

    Mobile device specifications

    • iOS: latest (Apple Safari & Google Chrome)
    • Android: 4.4+ with latest Google Chrome

    Other software

    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    • Media player e.g. Windows Media Player or VLC
    • Word processing software (that outputs to the following file types for marking online: .doc, .docx, .html, .txt, .rft, .pdf, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .hwp)
    • Anti-virus software

    Advised hardware / software

    • Microsoft Office 2010
    • Headset (ideally with a USB connector)
    • Webcam

    This programme focuses on the key areas of banking and financial investment. You will develop an enhanced understanding of how financial markets operate, particularly in relation to the aims and operations of banking organisations and institutions.

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    • MSc : 12 months full-time;
    • business-economics@glasgow.ac.uk

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    Why this programme

    • Investment Banking & Finance will provide you with an excellent understanding of:
      • how to correctly value financial products such as equities and derivatives using theoretical models of assets
      • the role of risk in portfolio choice
      • how international financial markets function
      • the role of adverse selection and moral hazard problems on the informational irregularities within financial markets.
    • You will gain the necessary skills to help you manage portfolios according to customer requirements.
    • You will have access to dedicated computer labs that will enable you to put theory into practice and develop real-life portfolio management skills.

    Adam Smith Business School is triple accredited

    Programme structure

    You will take five core courses, one optional course and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

    Core courses

    • Basic econometrics
    • Corporate finance and investment
    • Financial markets, securities and derivatives 
    • Modern theory of banking and finance 
    • Portfolio analysis and investment.

    Optional courses may include

    • Advanced portfolio analysis
    • Economic fundamentals and financial markets 
    • Financial derivatives (Mathematical finance is a co-requisite for this course)
    • Foreign direct investment and development
    • International finance and money
    • Investment, finance and asset prices
    • Mathematical finance
    • Monetary policy and the role of central banks
    • The law and economics of sovereign debt regulations.
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    Programme alteration or discontinuation
    The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

    Career prospects

    You will have potential future career opportunities with various financial institutions including investment banks, hedge funds, financial consultancies and asset management firms. Graduates of this programme have been employed in various international organisations such as Bloomberg, HSBC, Bank of China and PricewaterhouseCoopers; and are working in roles such as equity portfolio manager, business planning analyst, and accounting and reporting senior analyst. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

    Fees and funding

    Deposits

    International applicants (from beyond the EU) are requested to pay a deposit of £ when an offer is made.

    Deposits terms & conditions

    The University requires a deposit to be paid by International (beyond the EU) applicants in receipt of an offer to this programmes and who require a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University in order that they can apply for a student visa. This is required where the programme is competitive and the deposit is required in order to demonstrate your commitment to attend the programme should you meet all the conditions of your offer.

    If you are made an offer for this programme the University will write to you and request a deposit with information on how to pay your deposit and the deadline for making the deposit payment. Please note that if you are unable to pay a deposit because you are planning to fund your studies through an official financial sponsor then you should upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter to your application by the deadline date.

    The following guidelines will apply in determining whether or not a deposit will be refunded. Where the deposit is refunded, a 10% handling fee will be deducted.

    Deposits WILL be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Where the University is unable to offer you a place.
    2. Where the applicant has personal circumstances such as illness, bereavement or other family situations that has prevented them coming to the UK. Medical or other proof may be requested.
    3. Applicant can prove that they have applied for a visa to attend the University of Glasgow, but the VISA has been refused. The applicant must have shown ‘real intent' to study at the University of Glasgow but has been unable to obtain their visa.
    4. Applicant does not meet his / her conditions of offer: this may be academic or language test requirements. Satisfactory evidence must be uploaded to the student’s online application to prove that they have not met the conditions of their offer (note that applicants who do not meet the language condition of their offer must show reasonable attempt to meet this, i.e. they must provide a language test which was taken after the date that the deposit was paid).

    Deposits WILL NOT be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Applicant decides to go to another institution.
    2. Applicant cannot be released from work to study at the University of Glasgow.
    3. Applicant does not send completed documentation as requested in the condition of the offer: this may be required in order to prove that the offer has not been met for academic or language test conditions - failure to respond to requests for this information will result in no refund.
    4. Applicant has not secured funding to attend the University of Glasgow: this may be as a result of not being successful in applications for scholarships, OR simply not having sufficient funds in bank at time of visa application. This condition will apply unless it can be proven that there are clear mitigating circumstances which have significantly changed the applicant’s position since the time of application.
    5. Applicant has decided to defer – in this situation the University will retain the deposit and credit it against the applicant’s account for securing their place for the following year of entry. 

    Refund requests must be made within 60 days of the programme start date stated on your offer letter: requests made after this date will be subject to discretion.


    Additional fees

    • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £315
    • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £250
    • Registration/exam only fee: £150
    • General Council fee: £50

    Funding opportunities

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    Places are still available for 2013 entry to this programme.

    Our website has been updated to reflect the 2014 entry requirements. In some cases there have been minor changes from the 2013 entry requirements, but please proceed with your 2013 online application and we will advise you if there have been any changes that you need to be aware of.

    2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in economics, finance, or a related discipline, with at least four courses in economics/finance.

    International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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    English language requirements

    For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

    • overall score 6.5
    • two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
    • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

    Common equivalent English language qualifications

    All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

    • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 23
    • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
    • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

    For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

    Pre-sessional courses

    The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

    FAQs

    What do I do if...

    my language qualifications are below the requirements?

    The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

    my language qualifications are not listed here?

    Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


     

    For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

    How to apply

    To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

    Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

    Documents

    As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

    • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
    • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
    • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
    • One reference letter on headed paper
    • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
    • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
    • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

    You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

    You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

    For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions

    Guidance notes for using the online application

    These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

    If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

    • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
    • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
    • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
    • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
    • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
    • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
    • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

    Reference: Please provide the name and contact details for one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. The reference should be completed on letter headed paper and uploaded on to your application.

    Application deadlines

    International applications (non-EU) deadline

    As there is extremely high demand for places on this degree programme, the University has established a three phased application process which recognises that different geographical areas complete and submit their applications at different times of the year. This process aims to ensure fairness and equity to applicants from all geographies.

    The following details the key dates for international application submission, for entry to the University in September 2018:

    • Application phase 1 deadline15 December 2017: All international applications submitted before 15 December 2017 will be reviewed and processed normally with no priority given to any geographic region.
    • Application phase 2 deadline: 31 March 2018: Between 16 December 2017 and 31 March 2018, priority will be given to applications which come from geographic areas which have been unable to submit applications before that point.
    • Application phase 3: Applications post-31 March 2018: A limited number of places will be held back for geographic areas who have not been able to submit their application prior to the 31 March deadline


    UK and EU Application Deadline

    • 25 August 2018

    Classes start September 2018 and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.

    Application fee

    A fee of £25 per application must be paid by all applicants to this programme. The application fee will be requested when you apply online and it can be paid using your credit or debit bank card.

    Terms and conditions

    The application fee is non-refundable so it is important that you check any specific entry requirements for the programme. If you are applying with qualifications from outside the UK then you should check the postgraduate taught entry requirements for your country: see International students: In your country

    Applicants who are sponsored may have the application fee waived at the point of applying online. However if the sponsorship status changes before the student registers with the University and the student is self-funding the University reserves the right to invoice the student for the initial application fee.

    Find out more about Application fees


    Please note: applications for SFC funded places are open for entry in September 2016.

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