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Banking and Finance

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language C/4 or above

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

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UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Finance

Banking

Why study banking and finance with us
Our banking and finance degree gives you the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in a sector that influences the success of our global economy. London is one of the best cities in the world to study finance, which means our BSc in finance will give you the essential skills to pursue international career opportunities in banking, insurance and accountancy.

With the flexibility to study over three or four years – the latter with a year-long paid industry placement – you’ll build your specialist economic knowledge, gain experience of the operations, strategy and regulatory functions of banking and finance, and learn the practical skills you need to succeed in one of most important global sectors.

Build your banking and finance skills
Our London location gives you access to some of the industry’s most prestigious companies and influencers. You’ll also have the opportunity to build your professional network and gain hands-on experience through a range of work experience placements.

Our three-year and four-year study options both give you the chance to develop your practical skills through work experience in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to take two 18-week summer placements as part of a three-year degree, or a 36-week paid work placement in your third year as part of a four-year approach.

You’ll have access to the latest Bloomberg and Datastream finance software in our Financial Markets Lab.

Learn financial trading from the best
The BSc Banking and Finance programme is designed to give you a solid knowledge of trading and investment management. It includes two options in financial trading. One, Applied Financial Trading is a non-credit bearing one semester option in year 2, and the second option is Applied Computational Finance (30 credits) in year 3. Both options are run by Alberto Pallotta, Senior Quantitative Trader at the London Trading Institute, and by Andy Demi (CEO and FOREX trader). The London Trading Institute offers a certificate of completion to all the students who take the non-credit bearing option, which is free of charge to BSc Banking and Finance students.

Get the support you need to succeed
While you are an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience.

Our graduates are able to secure a range of roles in prestigious organisations that include Bensons Accountants, Tradewise, London Eye and South Sudan Women’s Skills Development.

Course highlights
Access to our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Lab which includes the latest Bloomberg and Datasream finance software.
Embark on a year-long paid industry placement to build the practical skills to succeed within the world of Banking and Finance.
Build your professional networks and gain access to some of the industry’s most prestigious companies within London.
Dedicated support from Personal Tutors, Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who will support you through their own first-hand experience within the subject area.

Modules

Year 1
Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory
Financial Markets and Institutions (30 credits) - Compulsory
Decision Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2
Banking Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Securities and Derivatives (30 credits) - Compulsory
Business Communication Spanish (30 credits) - Optional
Financial Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory
Behavioural Finance (30 credits) - Optional
Applied Financial Accounting (30 Credits) - Optional
Year 3
Financial Risk Management in Banking (30 credits) - Compulsory
Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory
Monetary Policy (30 credits) - Optional
Applied Financial Econometrics (15 credits) - Compulsory
Ethics and Sustainability (15 credits) - Compulsory
Business Start-up (30 credits) - Optional
Financial Statistics (30 credits) - Optional
Global Business Spanish (30 credits) - Optional
International Finance (30 credits) - Optional
Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional

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
£14,700
per year
International
£14,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Accounting and Finance

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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.

70%
low
Finance
70%
low
Banking

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

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
63%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

70%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
59%
Male students
41%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

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.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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.

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.

£20,400
med
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
15%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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.

Business and management

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

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

£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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