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Middlesex University

Banking and Finance with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: N3FY

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

48
80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Finance

Banking

The finance sector is essential to a successful global economy, and currently employs over 2 million people across banking, insurance and accountancy services. You will study within our flourishing Business School in the heart of London.**Why study BSc Banking and Finance at Middlesex University?**Our course is tailored towards students wishing to forge careers in the financial sector. You will build specialist economic knowledge of the operations, strategy and regulatory functions of finance and banking institutions, prepared to pursue a management career within a financial institution. There is no better city to study finance. London remains, alongside New York and Tokyo, a powerhouse of international banking.Work placements are an invaluable opportunity to gain employability skills so we have introduced two options by which you can integrate into your time at Middlesex. Those who wish to do a placement can take either a 36 week sandwich placement in Year 3 as part of a 4 year degree or two 18 week summer placements allowing you to complete your degree within 3 years.**Course highlights**You will have access to the latest Bloomberg and Datastream finance software in our Financial Markets LabYou can spend one year studying abroad as part of the course by becoming part of the EU Erasmus programme - this can also include a contribution to your tuition fees

Modules

Foundation Year: Understanding the Context of Business, SMART (Students Mastering Academic writing, Research and Technology),Foundation Mathematics, Foundation Project. Year 1: Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory, Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory, Financial Markets and Institutions (30 credits) - Compulsory, Principles of Economics (30 credits) - Compulsory. Year 2: Banking Theory and Practice (30 Credits) - Compulsory, Macroeconomic Environment and Policy (30 credits) - Compulsory, Financial Mathematics (30 credits) - Optional, Behavioural Finance (30 credits) - Optional, Business Communication Spanish (30 credits) - Optional, Intermediate Microeconomics (30 Credits) - Optional, Issues in Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Optional. Year 3: Finance (30 credits) - Compulsory, Financial Risk Management in Banking (30 credits) - Compulsory, Monetary Policy (30 credits) - Compulsory, Audit and Assurance (30 credits) - Optional, Authentic Leadership Development (30 credits) - Optional, Consulting in Organisations (30 credits) - Optional, Corporate Governance (30 credits) - Optional, Econometrics (30 credits) - Optional, Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (30 credits) - Optional, Global Business Spanish (30 credits) - Optional, International Finance (30 credits) - Optional, Mandarin in Global Business (30 credits) - Optional, Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Accounting and Finance

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.

76%
med
Finance
76%
med
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

66%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
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

91%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

44%
UK students
56%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Business, research and administrative professionals
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.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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