Banking and Finance (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This is a top-up version of our Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

On this course you'll examine the development, significance and challenges of banking and finance in the modern world. The skills you'll gain during this degree will propel you towards a career in global banking.

More about this course

This top-up degree will provide you with the insights, knowledge and skills essential to enter a career in the banking and finance industry.

The course will provide you with an understanding of the core areas of banking and finance and support you to develop cognitive, problem solving and critical thinking skills. You’ll be introduced to a broad range of subjects including development economics, international finance, economics of human resources, international corporate social responsibility and financial engineering. The wide range of topics will allow you to effectively continue your banking and finance education and give you an in-depth understanding of the way organisations in the industry work.

The course is designed to meet the needs of the financial community and the City of London, exposing you to new ideas and opportunities. You’ll hear from industry experts who will give presentations on topics including financial modelling, investment management and corporate finance.

During the course you’ll have access to the University’s Bloomberg Lab, a world-leading financial platform that brings real-world economic news, data and analytics to the classroom. There you will be able to get hands-on experience using specialist financial software such as Bloomberg, Eviews and Stata.

Assessment

A range of assessment methods are used across each module of this course, reflecting the range of learning outcomes and the diversity of learning styles amongst students.

You'll be assessed through individual and group presentations, coursework problem sets and mini-projects, in-class tests and seen and unseen exams.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code N342
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:

  • 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
  • 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution

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.

Modular structure

Example modules include:

  • Empirical Research in Global Banking, Finance and Economics
  • International Finance
  • Development Economics and Emerging Markets
  • Economics of Human Resources
  • Economics of Multinational Business
  • Fin Instruments and Financial Engineering
  • International Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Personal Finance

What our students say

"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, former student

After the course

On graduation, you’ll be equipped to pursue a career in a number of sectors related to banking and investment, such as financial regulation, insurance or accounting. This course is also an excellent preparation for postgraduate study.

Our previous graduates have gone into finance roles at companies such as City Credit CapitalHonda Finance and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as 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.

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How to apply

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.

When to apply

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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