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University of Greenwich

Finance and Investment Banking (Extended)

UCAS Code: N302

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

We will consider GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or Grade 4 or above. A Alternative Level 2 qualifications such as Functional Skills or Key Skills in numeracy and literacy are also considered.

UCAS Tariff

64

Points can come from a range of qualifications, including A-levels (two Ds and one E in relevant subjects). You may also apply with AS-levels (at least three Cs from three or four relevant AS subjects) or an International Baccalaureate (at least 20 points from a minimum of three relevant subjects at certificate or diploma level). Other qualifications are considered on application. Applicants with significant and relevant work experience but without formal entry qualifications may also apply.

86%
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 | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Finance

Our extended degree in accounting and financial information systems starts with a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. After this, you will study the same modules offered on our three-year course. Designed to develop your financial knowledge and help you get ahead in today's global business environment, modules on this finance and investment banking course include corporate finance, investment management, quantitative analysis and accounting.

Strong links with the City and financial organisations in Canary Wharf provide great networking, mentoring and internship opportunities in finance and investment banking. Previous graduates from our finance and investment banking degree have secured work placements at Barclays, Northern Trust, State Street and Goldman Sachs.

Modules

Year 0
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance (30 credits)
Introduction to Management (15 credits)
Extended Project (30 credits)
Software Tools for Academic Practice (15 credits)
Leadership and Enterprise (15 credits)
Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (15 credits)
Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Introduction to Financial Accounting (30 credits)
Introduction to Management Accounting (30 credits)
Personal and Professional Development 1 (Accounting) (15 credits)
Quantitative Methods (15 credits)
Introduction to Finance and Economics (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Banking: Principles, Practice and Regulation (30 credits)
Managing Business Finance (30 credits)
Financial Markets, Instruments and Institutions (30 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Taxation (30 credits)
Islamic Banking and Finance 1 (30 credits)
Business and Company Law (30 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

International Corporate Finance (30 credits)
Investment Management (30 credits)
Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits)
Quantitative Finance Research Project (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Ethics and Corporate Governance (30 credits)
Advanced Risk Management (30 credits)

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

The Uni


Course location:

Greenwich Maritime (University 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

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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

72%
UK students
28%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

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£19k

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

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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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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