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London Metropolitan University

Banking and Finance (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: N349

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

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics grade C/4 (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5.0 years | Part-time day | 2019

Subjects

Finance

Banking

**Why study this course?**

Our 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 built-in 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**

Our 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 built-in 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.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Introduction to Banking, Finance and Economics
Principles of Accounting
The Context of Business
Using and Managing Data and Information

Example Year 1 modules include:

Accounting
Contextualising Theory
Economics for Finance and Business
Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions
Quantitative Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics

Example Year 2 modules include:

Bank Lending and the Legal Environment
Corporate Finance and Investment
Econometrics and Financial Modelling
Creating a Winning Business 1
Learning through Work
Economics and Ethics
Information Technology for Professional Practice
International Business and World Markets
Money and Banking
Statistical Methods and Modelling Markets

Example Year 3 modules include:

Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics
International Finance
Creating a Winning Business 2
Learning through Work 2
Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
Development Economics and Emerging Markets
Economics of Human Resources
Economics of Multinational Business
Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering
Personal Finance
Professional Experience Year Placement

Assessment methods

Methods of assessment on the course include individual and group presentations, coursework, mini-projects, placement employer assessments, in-class tests, and seen and unseen exams. You'll also need to complete a final-year dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Law

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.

82%
med
Finance
82%
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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

64%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

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.

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.

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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