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Birmingham City University

Business Finance

UCAS Code: N30B

Master of Finance - MFin

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

60 credits overall - 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3. GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equiivalent qualifications must be offered. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

A,A-C,C

Must be in different subjects to the A levels (and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels).

grade B plus grades BB at A-Level (or equivalent qualifications). Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

Considered in combination with other acceptable level 3 qualifications.

Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for. Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above or equivalents. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subjects are covered. Acceptable equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE mathematics or English language at grade C: - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2 Application of Number and Communication

HNC (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

D

Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject. May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcript will be required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

15

For Students who complete the full IB Diploma obtain a total of 15 points or above from three Higher level subjects. Students must have grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) and English Group A – Grade 4 or above or English Group B and Ab initio – grade 5. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certifcate

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Irish Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level

O3,O3,O3,O3,O4,O4

Must include Mathematics and English language. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

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OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and C), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

D*D*

Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.

Scottish Higher

C,C

Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.

UCAS Tariff

120
71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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

Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Finance

Gain lifelong skills for a successful career in the finance and investment world with our innovative degree. Designed to equip you with the expert knowledge and technical skills required by the Association of Corporate Treasurers qualification and the wider industry, this flexible course will encourage your development towards becoming a successful business finance professional. This course allows you to gain both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, focused on the practical application of finance in the investment world. On all of our programmes you will gain a professional focus and real world experience of finance, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in the business world. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your degree course. We arrange guest lectures from industry leading speakers, so you can get an insight into the actual workings of global financial systems. Recognising the global scope of business, all our programmes have an international focus. This is embedded throughout the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one. There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme, through which you can spend a summer working for a charitable organisation overseas, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes. You’ll have the opportunity to work in our ‘CITY Trading Room’ using the same investment analysis software as traders, financial analysts and decision makers in the investment industry. For full details, please see our website.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

Birmingham City Business School

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.

84%
high
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

83%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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.

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£22k

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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