Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Banking and Finance

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Course summary

Why study banking and finance with us Our banking and finance degree gives you the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in a sector that influences the success of our global economy. London is one of the best cities in the world to study finance, which means our BSc in finance will give you the essential skills to pursue international career opportunities in banking, insurance and accountancy. With the flexibility to study over three or four years – the latter with a year-long paid industry placement – you’ll build your specialist economic knowledge, gain experience of the operations, strategy and regulatory functions of banking and finance, and learn the practical skills you need to succeed in one of most important global sectors. Build your banking and finance skills Our London location gives you access to some of the industry’s most prestigious companies and influencers. You’ll also have the opportunity to build your professional network and gain hands-on experience through a range of work experience placements. Our three-year and four-year study options both give you the chance to develop your practical skills through work experience in the industry. You’ll have the opportunity to take two 18-week summer placements as part of a three-year degree, or a 36-week paid work placement in your third year as part of a four-year approach. You’ll have access to the latest Bloomberg and Datastream finance software in our Financial Markets Lab. Learn financial trading from the best The BSc Banking and Finance programme is designed to give you a solid knowledge of trading and investment management. It includes two options in financial trading. One, Applied Financial Trading is a non-credit bearing one semester option in year 2, and the second option is Applied Computational Finance (30 credits) in year 3. Both options are run by Alberto Pallotta, Senior Quantitative Trader at the London Trading Institute, and by Andy Demi (CEO and FOREX trader). The London Trading Institute offers a certificate of completion to all the students who take the non-credit bearing option, which is free of charge to BSc Banking and Finance students. Get the support you need to succeed While you are an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience. Our graduates are able to secure a range of roles in prestigious organisations that include Bensons Accountants, Tradewise, London Eye and South Sudan Women’s Skills Development. Course highlights Access to our state-of-the-art Financial Markets Lab which includes the latest Bloomberg and Datasream finance software. Embark on a year-long paid industry placement to build the practical skills to succeed within the world of Banking and Finance. Build your professional networks and gain access to some of the industry’s most prestigious companies within London. Dedicated support from Personal Tutors, Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who will support you through their own first-hand experience within the subject area.

Course details


Year 1 Financial Accounting (30 credits) - Compulsory Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory Financial Markets and Institutions (30 credits) - Compulsory Decision Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Banking Theory and Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Securities and Derivatives (30 credits) - Compulsory Business Communication Spanish (30 credits) - Optional Financial Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory Behavioural Finance (30 credits) - Optional Applied Financial Accounting (30 Credits) - Optional Year 3 Financial Risk Management in Banking (30 credits) - Compulsory Investment Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory Monetary Policy (30 credits) - Optional Applied Financial Econometrics (15 credits) - Compulsory Ethics and Sustainability (15 credits) - Compulsory Business Start-up (30 credits) - Optional Financial Statistics (30 credits) - Optional Global Business Spanish (30 credits) - Optional International Finance (30 credits) - Optional Work Internship (30 credits) - Optional

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

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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
EU £14700 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

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Banking and Finance at Middlesex University - UCAS