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Cardiff University

Banking and Finance with a European Language (French)

UCAS Code: N3R9
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Finance
  • Others in European languages, literature & related subjects
Student score
64% LOW
Not Available
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

B In A Level French required. Excluding A Level General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

B In French required. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

6 in HL French, or 665 in 3 HL subjects including 6 in HL French.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Banking and Finance degree is of particular interest to those wishing to enter the financial sector. It will provide you with the opportunity to acquire specialist economic knowledge of the operation of the monetary and financial sectors. In addition to providing you with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, it also provides exemptions from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. France is a major actor on the European and world stage and possesses a rich and sophisticated culture. Its language is more important today than it has ever been. The French component of this course will enable you to develop your writing skills through a range of exercises including resumes and essays while your oral and aural skills can be practised through a varied pool of audio-video material, websites, films and computer programme. Distinctive features Distinctive features of the course include: •economic principles with an emphasis on issues relating to Banking and Finance; •the central role of year two core modules of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics implicit to the Banking and Finance degree course; •the use of simulated financial trading to understand the behaviour of financial trading markets in the context of different micro financial structures; •core specialist modules of Money, Banking and Finance (year two) and Economics of Banking, Financial Economics, and International Finance (year three) that explicitly define the degree; •a study year abroad in France or a French-speaking country


Cardiff University

Campus life

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 63%
Student score 64% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
78% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
388 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
57% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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