University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Investment with a Year Abroad

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Course summary

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Our Finance and Investment degree teaches you how to apply economic and financial principles to real business situations. This prepares you for a career in a broad range of sectors including financial management, investment banking and equity trading. This four-year programme prepares you for a career in a broad range of sectors including financial management, investment banking and equity trading. In your first year, you study financial accounting, data analysis, statistics, financial markets and instruments, economics for business and quantitative methods for finance. This gives you a thorough understanding of the core principles of finance and investment. In your second and final years, you deepen your knowledge and focus on specialised topics. A wide range of options means you can choose modules that interest you: areas covered include corporate finance, investment analysis, financial econometrics, portfolio management, business law and employment rights. Elements of practical work are carried out in the finance lab with the aid of the Bloomberg virtual trading platform. You can apply the theories you learn in the classroom to real situations, accessing and engaging with market data via case studies and online databases. This course is has been acknowledged under the CFA University Affiliation Program. Being recognised by the CFA’s University Affiliation Program indicates that our BSc Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry is closely tied to the industry practice of investment management and embeds a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) including the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. Year abroad You spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 at one of our worldwide approved partner universities. For a full list, please see Go Abroad. Places are subject to availability, language and degree programme. It is possible to take this as a three-year course without a year abroad. See Finance and Investment BSc (Hons). You can also take Finance and Investment with a Year in Industry.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeN302
Institution code K24
Campus nameUniversity of Kent at Medway
Campus codeK

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Distinction, Merit
Access to HE Diploma The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Scottish Higher Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 16 points at higher level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants should have grade B or 6 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

All fees for 2021/22 are to be confirmed. Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options.
Finance and Investment with a Year Abroad at University of Kent - UCAS