Recent events have critically highlighted the importance of the link between the banking and financial sector and the real economy.
This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of:
* changes in strategies of financial institutions;
* financial instruments;
* risk management.
In the first stage of the course you will study modules such as:
* financial statement analysis and valuation;
* institutional investments;
* corporate finance;
* quantitative methods.
Stage two involves studying modules such as:
* international financial markets;
* emerging markets finance;
* international banking;
* Islamic finance.
You will also be required to complete a course on Research Methods, leading to a project proposal.
The final stage of the course involves undertaking a dissertation in the International Banking or Finance area or an internship (if eligible) based in a financial institution.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Merit Scholarship SchemeMerit Scholarship scheme: £1,000, in year one only and based on academic performance.
* Available to all international students applying for full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Coventry University.
* Scholarships are allocated on the basis of academic merit. (Postgraduate applicants must hold 2.1 or equivalent, undergraduate applicants must hold A-levels or equivalent at grades BBC)
* There is no separate scholarship application process: all undergraduate applications from self-funded international students from any non-EU country and postgraduate applications from international, will automatically be considered for a merit award. You will not have to do anything, if you are successful you will be notified in due course by the International Office.
University Research Studentship SchemeOccasionally, funding becomes available to enable the University, either centrally, through one of the faculties or from other sources, to offer research studentships in specified topics or fields of study.
Science Without BordersBrazilian students are able to apply for full scholarship - including tuition fees and accommodation - to study undergraduate sandwich programmes at Coventry University.
Commonwealth Scholarship SchemeThe Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) offers opportunities to Commonwealth citizens to study in the UK, as part of the UK's contribution to the international Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan.
If you are a citizen of a developed Commonwealth country, you can apply for:
Scholarships for PhD and split-site (PhD) study
If you are a citizen of a developing Commonwealth country, you can apply for
* Scholarships for Masters, PhD, or split-site (PhD) study at UK universities
* Shared Scholarships for Masters study at selected UK universities
If you are a citizen of the Maldives, St Helena or the Seychelles, you can apply for:
* Scholarships for undergraduate study at UK universities
Ferguson Trust ScholarshipsFerguson Trust Scholarships are made available through the generosity of The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust. The Trust was set up in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development. The Trust supports people from low-income and conflict-affected regions who want to improve their knowledge of peace and reconciliation. Scholarship amounts vary and are dependent on individual circumstances and assessment.