International Financial Analysis

Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University

Course Options
  • MScFull-time12 monthsGBP 18500 year
  • MScPart-time24 monthsGBP 18500 year

Notes about fees for this course

2017-2018 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.



Full time: GBP 6,000
Part time: GBP 3,000


Full time: GBP 18,500

    Course Information


    This course develops an in-depth understanding of financial reporting and management in the context of the international financial environment. It analyses individual companies with substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation.

    The global economic crisis, high-profile banking failures and increased regulatory supervision have highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting.  This course  has been developed specifically to meet this need.

    It provides you with skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis. You will also understand how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation.

    You will analyse individual companies from an external perspective with substantial emphasis placed on:

    • corporate strategy
    • accounting
    • valuation

    You will undertake practical studies of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, in order to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software.

    The course is aimed at management, business or economics graduates, who would like to gain a more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis. It is also suitable for non-business graduates with good numeracy levels who wish to develop financial skills and understanding.

    The course also covers many relevant topics for those intending to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.

    Your development

    You will deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically, and use this analysis to make sound judgements around investment management. You also make operational decisions based on your analysis of quantitative data.

    You will critically engage with contemporary debates on financial theory.

    The course encourages you to apply, with originality and creativity, the knowledge, skills and understanding gained to complex issues within the finance sector.

    Practitioner and research led teaching

    Profiles of academic staff teaching on this course:


    This course is modular, comprising:

    • 180 credits of compulsory modules
    • full time over 12 months
    • or part time over 24 months



    This course is accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)   and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the course provides you with seven exemptions from the following professional examination papers:

    • F1, F2, F3, F4 and F9 from ACCA
    • Paper 1, Paper 2 and Paper 11 from AIA

    Read more about ACCA and AIA exemptions.

    Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

    • a high quality teaching environment
    • innovative programming
    • active engagement with industry


      Compulsory modules

      Modules might change for your year of entry.

        How to Apply

        Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

        Start dates

        The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

        We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


        If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

        • pay a deposit of GBP 1,500
        • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

        The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

          Entry Requirements For This Course

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          Course Contact Details


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