Banking And Finance (Including Foundation Year) – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

The Banking and Finance (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree acts as a springboard to enter the banking and finance industry if you find yourself without the entry requirements or necessary qualifications to start a standard undergraduate degree.

On this four-year course with a foundation year (Year 0) you will begin by developing key academic and business skills during your foundation year before going on to examine the development, significance and challenges of banking and finance in the modern world during your subsequent years of study.

More about this course

The course’s integrated foundation year will ensure you’re well-equipped as you enter Year 1 of the degree. You will examine the basic principles of banking, finance and economics, as well as other key business functions such as marketing, operations and human resource management. Following your foundation year, you will go on to study the same course content and modules as those on our Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) degree.

The course is designed with input from finance industry experts and draws on accounting, economics, investment theory, law and management to help you develop the skills you’ll need to begin a career in banking or the financial services.

This banking and finance course shares its foundation year with a number of our other foundation year degrees, allowing you to work with students interested in other business-related subjects and share ideas.

If, following your foundation year, you decide that you’d like to specialise in an alternative business-related subject, we will give you the flexibility to allow this.

You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. 

Year 0 modules include:

Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)

Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)

The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)

Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Data Science, Research and Analysis (core, 15 credits)

Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits)

Management Accounting Fundamentals (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Macroeconomics (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Microeconomics (core, 15 credits)

Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits)

Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Investment (core, 15 credits)

Lending (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Econometrics (core, 15 credits)

Principles of Finance (core, 15 credits)

Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)

Applied Macroeconomics (option, 15 credits)

Company and Business Law (option, 15 credits)

Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)

International Business (option, 15 credits)

Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Financial Engineering (core, 15 credits)

Financial Instruments (core, 15 credits)

Financial and Economic Modelling (core, 15 credits)

International Banking (core, 15 credits)

Financial Management (option, 15 credits)

International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits)

Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)

Practising Business Strategy (with simulation) (option, 15 credits)

Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)

Where this course can take you

This course will equip you to take on a range of roles in the banking and finance industry – both in London and beyond. Graduates have gone on to find employment in HSBC, JP Morgan, Barclays, Deloitte, Google and a wide range of other global organisations.

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