Our Banking and Finance (Extended Degree) BSc is a springboard for entry into the banking and finance industry in London, one of the world's financial epicentres. During the course you'll examine the development, significance and challenges of banking and finance in the modern world.
This course includes a Foundation Year, enabling you to progress to any of the University’s banking, finance or economics courses such as the Banking and Finance BSc, Banking and Finance (with Integrated Professional Training) BSc, Business Economics BA, Economics BSc and Economics and Finance BSc.
This course is designed with input from financial industry experts and draws on accounting, economics, investment theory, law and management to help you develop the skills you'll need to begin a career in banking or financial services.
As well as hearing from industry representatives who will give presentations during your course, you'll also get hands-on experience in the University's Bloomberg Lab. Bloomberg is a world-leading financial platform that brings real-world economic news, data and analytics to the classroom. You'll join the elite group of Bloomberg users around the world, learning to analyse financial markets, value and price financial instruments.
We're committed to enhancing your job prospects and preparing you for a rewarding and successful career in banking and finance. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you find a suitable work placement, where you can expand your knowledge and gain direct experience in the industry. You'll also be able to take an optional language module (eg German, French, Spanish or Arabic), reflecting the global nature of this course.
Methods of assessment include individual and group presentations, coursework problem sets and mini-projects, placement employer assessment, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
Credit transfer (where a student has completed units of study contributing towards a degree or a diploma) is possible if there is evidence that the material covered in any module has been satisfactorily assessed to the appropriate level. Credit can also be awarded for prior experiential learning that broadly matches module(s) within the curriculum and where appropriate evidence of attainment is available.
All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
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"I wanted to study finance and chose London Met because several friends recommended the course. I was amazed at the range of modules on offer and really like the way the assessments are designed. Every teacher is committed to their students and I owe my success to their dedication. I've developed so many skills here; I'm feeling confident in what I do and in what I am going to do in the future."
Svetoslav Kotev, graduate
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Extended degrees provide applicants with an alternative route into higher education. If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing an extended degree. Extended degrees include a Year 0, which is also known as a foundation year. Once you successfully complete your first year of study you will progress into Year 1 of an undergraduate degree.
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If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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