University of Sussex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year)

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Course summary

About the course Gain the specialised skills and knowledge today’s employers are looking for. On this BSc, you’ll gain the applied finance skills to thrive in a digitally advanced workplace. You’ll:

  • develop an understanding of modern financial markets – from risk management and digital banking, to FinTech, blockchains and crypto assets
  • gain a solid grounding in the principles of accounting and finance, and the theories of investments
  • learn to make informed business decisions
  • explore the analytical aspects of banking and financial markets, crypto economies and banking operations.
In our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in real-time financial and trading simulation, supervised by academic and industry experts. You can tailor your degree to suit your career goals, by choosing options in areas such as data analytics, and environmental and ethical funds. Our Academic Success Advisers can help you with academic study skills. You can also choose to spend time in the workplace or studying abroad. Accreditation You’ll join the EQUIS and AMBA-accredited University of Sussex Business School. Learn more about all of our course accreditations here. Recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA). Find out more Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for associate membership with that body.

Course details


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Including at least 5.5 in each component.
PTE Academic59Including at least 59 in all four skills.
TOEFL (iBT)80TOEFL (iBT), including at least 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18500 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

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Note that your fees may be subject to an increase on an annual basis as the Government reviews the fee levels.
Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year) at University of Sussex - UCAS