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City, University of London

Finance (with Foundation)

UCAS Code: N3NF

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Additionally GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B and GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Please note applicants are required to hold a minimum 15 Level 3 Distinction credits and no more than 15 Level 43 Pass credits in order to be eligible for this course. Additionally GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B and GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

29 points overall (not including bonus points) with 5 in Maths (either Maths Analysis & Approaches or Maths Applications & Interpretation at either Standard or Higher Level) and 5 in English (either Standard or Higher Level).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Additionally GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B and GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required.

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Finance

"This programme is delivered by Cass Business School. Part of City, University of London, Sir John Cass Business School is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK and the top 20 business schools in Europe (1).

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme and is intended to provide a bridging role between pre-university study and the academic rigour of an undergraduate degree. As well as delivering important academic content to prepare you for the key subjects that will form the core of the rest of your Finance degree, you’ll gain vital transferable skills.

On successful completion of the Foundation Year you will have obtained a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics, IT and business management which will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter Programme Stage 1 of the main degree. The BSc Finance (with Foundation Year) degree provides you with the skills needed for a variety of careers within the finance world- from brokerage, auditing and consulting to risk management, and financial analysis within both debt and equity markets.

The remaining core modules delivered during the Foundation Year are designed to prepare you for academic study and assessment during your core degree. For example, you will learn how to construct a logical argument, how to write and deliver a presentation, how to carry out research, whether in a library or using online resources, and how to use appropriate referencing techniques.

Once you have successfully completed the foundation year, you may choose to progress to the first year of BSc Finance or to transfer to the first year of either BSc Banking and International Finance or BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management.

(1) Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2019

Modules

- Introduction to Economics
- Introduction to Finance and Accounting
- Introduction to Microsoft Office Suite
- Introduction to Business Management
- Foundation Mathematics and Statistics
- Individual Project
- Business London

Assessment methods

17% Practical, 83% coursework.

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

The Business School (formerly Cass)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Finance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

39%
UK students
61%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£28,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Business, research and administrative professionals
31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Administrative occupations: finance

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£35k

£35k

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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