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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


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

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


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.

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

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.

£21,000
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
83%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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