Banking & Finance (International) / Baincéireacht ┐ Airgeadas Idirnáisiúnta

Applicants should have an honours bachelor degree (II.2) or higher with finance constituting a major part and will be assessed as to their general suitability.

If English is not your first language you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency as detailed on our website.  Applicants for this programme should have a minimum IELTS (Academic Version) English Proficiency of 6.5 overall (or equivalent) with nothing less than 6 in each component.

Note: Due to the considerable competition for our postgraduate programmes satisfying the minimum entry requirement is not a guarantee of a place. Depending on the programme of study applications will be assessed based on your academic grades and may also take into account your work/life experience. Applicants may also be required to attend for interview for specific programmes.

Applications are invited for this intensive two years full-time programme for finance graduates wishing to pursue a career in the financial services industry or a career in the finance function. Semester 3 of the taught Programme must be taken in the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow. All Modules are taught through English. Students may study for longer than one Semester in the Financial University but must study for at least One Semester in each Institution in order to be eligible for a Dual Award.

Graduates of the programme will be equipped to work in a number of areas in the financial sector in an international context. Graduates will have a strong exposure to the financial markets and to market instruments. A deep understanding of the workings of the financial markets and financial instruments in the Russian Federation will be an integral part of this degree.  Graduates will be equipped to work in roles where analysis of financial and economic information is required, corporate finance type roles in a wide variety of organisations. They would also be equipped to carry out econometric analysis in a research support role in a financial institution. While most students are expected to enter the programme with a view to launching a successful career in the international banking and finance industry, others may wish to use it as a stepping stone to later obtain a PhD.

Semester 1

  • Corporate Finance
  • Derivatives I
  • Econometrics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Capital Markets
  • International Finance 1

Semester 2

  • Derivatives II
  • Econometrics including Time Series
  • Financial Asset Valuation
  • International Finance II
  • Research Methods

Semester 3

  • Philosophy
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Foreign Exchange Risk Management
  • Consulting Project
  • International Investment
  • Microeconomics

Semester 4

  • Dissertation

To be advised



Applications open from Monday, 23rd November 2020

My name is Jun Sun, a graduate of the M Sc International Banking and Finance Programme, (DT359A). This Programme afforded me the opportunity to study in two different countries and experience the academic environment of two distinctive academic communities. After completing two Semesters of study in Dublin, I studied for one Semester in the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow.  This was a very special study experience for me as a Chinese student. I now have the advantage of receiving a Masters qualification in Finance from both Institutions and know that this will give me a great lift as I now am entering the career market in international banking.
In the first year of this program I got a very good grounding in Corporate Finance, International Finance and related topics. In addition, students were taught valuable software for use in financial decision making such as Stata and Eviews. Our lecturers were very conscientious and responsible, the studying atmosphere in our college was very positive, and we students helped each other through group teams in project work and presentations. My Dissertation was informed by academics from both Dublin and Moscow.  I also have learned a lot of banking related theories knowledge in Finance University and studies a Module in philosophy.
TU Code



NFQ Level 9




2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Full Time

Method of Delivery


Commencement Date

September 2021


City Centre: Aungier Street


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