Banking and Finance in London

Why study this module?

London continues to be a global hub for all things banking and finance, and through this module you'll get to understand the operation of London's most famous financial markets and explore organisations and institutions in and around London and beyond.  

Topics covered in this module include foreign exchange and currencies, pensions and funds, derivatives and commodities. You’ll have the opportunity to take advantage of our state-of-the-art Bloomberg lab, the world leading financial platform and visit some of the iconic financial landmarks and institutions right here on our doorstep. 
All of our summer school modules are worth 15 UK credit points / 3 US credit points / 7.5 ECTS. Upon successful completion we will provide you with a transcript of records.

Please note that our summer school modules are currently subject to validation. In the unlikely event that a module isn’t validated by its start date, we will get in touch to discuss the options available to you.

Applications now open!

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

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Application deadline: 1 April 2021

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Entry requirements

You can apply for a place on this summer school module if you are 18-years-old or above. If you are a non-native speaker you can also choose to take this module in combination with our English Language module.

You should have an English language certificate confirming your level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) qualification. Acceptable English language certificates include IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate, TOEFL and institutional tests such as those offered by the German Academic Exchange Service. Exceptions may apply if you are a native speaker or if your current degree is being taught in English (UK NARIC certification required). 

You may need a visitor visa to attend the summer school depending on your nationality and personal circumstances. A standard visitor visa will cost £95 and we will provide you with visa guidance after you have submitted your application.

This module can also be taken in combination with our Internship in London module. Entry requirements for this combination can be found on our Internship in London page.


More about this module

Throughout this module you'll learn about:

  • the organisation, structure and functions of financial markets 
  • participants in financial markets including banks, building societies, pension funds, open-ended funds, closed-ended funds, hedge funds, analysts and regulators
  • capital markets: equity markets and debt markets
  • money markets: discount market, gilt-edged market, repo market, and parallel markets
  • the derivatives market and commodity markets
  • foreign exchange and the eurocurrency market
  • insurance markets
Teaching and assessment

During this module you'll participate in campus-based lectures and seminars, with additional external trips and visits around London to support your learning. 

Diagnostic and formative assessment will take place on a weekly basis to develop your theoretical, analytical, oral and written communication skills. In the final week of the module you'll be required to undertake a summative assessment which comprises of a group presentation and accompanying report.

Module fees

The cost of this module is £1,400. Discounts are available if you wish to take more than one academic module from each session. Please contact us for further information. 

If you would like to take this module in combination with our English Language module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £2,650. 

If you want to take this module in combination with our Internship in London module, the total cost of your tuition fees would be £3,500.

How to apply

To register for this summer school module you'll need to fill in our application form below.

International Summer School application form

Application deadline: 1 April 2021

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Noelle and Johanna from the summer school team at