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University of Winchester

Banking and Finance

UCAS Code: N310

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subjects

Finance

Banking

- Gain a rigorous understanding of banking and finance practices, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in national and global businesses

- Benefit from the expertise and resources that exist within both Winchester Business School and the new Department of Digital Future.

- Complete an optional salaried year-long placement in industry to build contacts and understanding of the financial world while still graduating within three year.

- Develop some of the most in-demand skills in the global and digital economies such as data-analysis proficiency, risk management and cyber security

New Open Banking rules, fintech, big data and analytics are just a few of the exciting changes that are shaking up the banking and finance industries. Our modern and highly relevant degree programme offers you the chance to develop your financial knowledge in the context of the global economy, and equips you with the skills required for a complex and changing business environment.

Throughout this dynamic three-year course the emphasis is on real-world cases and future-relevant knowledge and skills. You have the opportunity to gain work experience, study abroad, undertake a dissertation and gain professional recognition through our established and new relationships with professional bodies and employers.

Built upon the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative, the programme is driven to enhance the key values for achieving sustainability. It is delivered by our research-active and expert team in accounting and finance together with complementary expertise from the banking sector.

As a valued member of the department, you benefit from the excellent learning opportunities and resources that exist within the award-winning Winchester Business School. You also collaborate with the new Department of Digital Futures where you will be able to use banking simulation software for real-life learning.

Year 1 of the programme offers you an introduction to the world of business, finance and banking and also gives you the opportunity to develop your academic and professional skills.

In Years 2 and 3, you have the opportunity to study specialist areas within banking and financial services as well as being able to choose options in relevant business subjects such as data analytics, risk management, cyber security, mathematics, economics and accounting.

Banking and Finance are a winning combination. Our joint honours course provides you with the knowledge, understanding and confidence to enter well-paid, international careers. Both disciplines encourage you to develop skills such as problem-solving, rigorous argument and effective communication, which are in great demand in many employment sectors.

Rewarding professional careers await you in banking, financial services, accountancy and insurance, as well as in investment management, the treasury and audit departments of large companies and government services.

Modules

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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
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Winchester Business School

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.

Finance

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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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
40%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

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.

£19,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Administrative occupations: finance
20%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals

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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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