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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • This course is taught by research active staff and provides cutting-edge knowledge regarding the latest developments in the finance sector.
  • Kingston is one of the few UK universities with a Bloomberg trading room. It also has specialist databases, such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, and Fame.
  • This course offers exemptions from professional exams of the ACT. It offers the highest number of exemptions for gaining a professional certificate.
About this course You will gain a well-integrated knowledge of financial accounting, finance and investment and management accounting. You will link these topics to issues of management and corporate strategy, studying real-life examples and case studies. This course has been developed in consultation with professionals at RBS Capital Markets, Commerzbank AG, Standard Chartered Bank and NatWest Bank. As part of this course you may apply for Bloomberg certification, often a huge advantage in the jobs market. Example modules
  • Financial Modelling and Research Methods
  • Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis
  • Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage. Career opportunities This course will prepare you for careers in the financial industries. Graduates progress to roles such as sales executives in financial products, investment analysts, data analysts or in fintech.


Example modules: Financial Modelling and Research Methods; Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis; Portfolio Theory and Investment Banking. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam), practical (e.g. presentations, performance) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose: Year 1: Coursework: 84% Practical: 0% Exam: 16% Professional Placement Year: Coursework: 100%

Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply. If you do not have an honours degree you will need to show us evidence that you know enough about the relevant subjects to understand the course materials. Evidence might be a professional qualification, training, or work experience in a relevant field. Please contact the postgraduate admissions team to find out more.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £17500 Year 1
England £12100 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12100 Year 1
Scotland £12100 Year 1
Wales £12100 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course cost.
Finance at Kingston University - UCAS