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London Metropolitan University

Banking and Finance

UCAS Code: N340

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Typical offer CCC (96 UCAS points from two or more A levels) from business-related subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:15

You should have 60 credits overall in a business-related subject with 45 credits at Level 3 (with a minimum of 30 credits at Merit) and Communications and Maths units passed at Level 2. QAA accredited course required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

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

DMM

In a business-related subject.

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,D

A minimum of 99 UCAS points with at least 78 points at higher level in business-related subjects, plus English and Maths standard level at grade C.

UCAS Tariff

96

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

You will also need a further 48 UCAS points from two A levels (or equivalent) in business, humanities, social science, languages or science subjects.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Banking

**Why study this course?**

This degree focuses on global banking and financial services, examining the development, significance and challenges of banking and finance in the modern world. If you want a career in global banking in London, one of the world's financial epicentres, then look no further.

In the 2020 National Student Survey, 92% of our Banking and Finance students said their course gave them opportunities to collaborate with other students in a way that worked well for them.

**More about this course**

This course draws on accounting, economics, investment theory, law and management to help you develop the skills needed for a successful career in banking or financial services.

As well as hearing from industry representatives who will give presentations during your course, you’ll also get hands-on experience in the University’s Bloomberg Lab, a world-leading financial platform that brings real-world economic news, data and analytics to the classroom. You’ll learn to analyse financial markets, value and price financial instruments and employ Bloomberg terminals to assess European and international economies, financial markets and governments.

You’ll also have the chance to further your experience with optional work placement modules. Our Placement and Employability Unit will help you find a suitable placement where you can build on your skills and knowledge. You'll be encouraged to undertake extra-curricular activities such as volunteering, entering national business competitions and joining student societies.

**What our students say**

"I wanted to study finance and chose London Met because several friends recommended the course. I was amazed at the range of modules on offer and really like the way the assessments are designed. Every teacher is committed to their students, and I owe my success to their dedication. I've developed so many skills here; I'm feeling confident in what I do and in what I am going to do in the future."

Svetoslav Kotev, former student

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Economics for Finance and Business (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to Accounting (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to Financial Markets and Law (core, 30 credits)
Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Bank Lending and the Legal Environment (core, 30 credits)
Corporate Finance and Investment (core, 30 credits)
Financial Services Management (core, 15 credits)
Money and Banking (core, 15 credits) and
Risk and Insurance (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Empirical Research in Global Banking and Finance (core, 30 credits)
International Finance (core, 30 credits)
Advanced Financial Law (option, 30 credits)
Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance (option, 30 credits)
Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)
EU & Financial Regulation (option, 30 credits)
Financial Instruments and Financial Engineering (option, 30 credits)
Information Technology for Financial Services (option, 15 credits)
Learning through Work 2 (option, 15 credits)
Marketing of Financial Services (option, 15 credits)
Organisation and Service Management in Financial Services (option, 30 credits) and
Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through essays, coursework assignments, individual and group research projects, exams and a final-year dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Business and Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


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.

Banking

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

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.

Banking

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

Banking

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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