International Finance

Your Course
This programme is specifically designed with dedicated courses to deepen your understanding of the forces driving the global economy and the operations of international financial markets. The programme provides a rigorous foundation on the theory of international finance and the necessary technical skills used in applied financial markets analysis, with a particular emphasis on fundamental tools for financial analysis such as R, Python, and Excel.

Subjects taught

The programme includes such modules as Applied Portfolio Management; Financial Econometrics; Microeconomic Theory; Global Financial Economics; Financial Data Analytics; Economics and the Global Economy; Financial and Macroeconomic History; and Derivatives and Risk Management. Students also complete an International Finance project.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.

Application dates

WHEN TO APPLY: University of Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


1 year full-time.

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Career Opportunities
Graduates with the skills taught in this programme are highly valued by commercial banks, investment banks and other financial institutions, by public institutions such as central banks, and by multinational corporations. Employers of graduates of this programme include Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, First Derivatives, the European Central Bank and the Central Bank of Ireland. As a graduate of this programme, you will combine your knowledge, skills and competences to evaluate investment opportunities, carry out research to develop financial solutions, and leverage your numerical and analytical skills to communicate technical information in a simple format to your clients, employers, and public sector agencies. This course can also be a stepping stone to a PhD programme.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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