University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Investment with a Year Abroad

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Course summary

If you’re a problem solver who wants a career making data-driven decisions, then our BSc Finance and Investment is the course for you. Build a strong knowledge of key financial principles and techniques while exploring topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio, and risk management. Develop data handling skills by working on real-time business data in our Bloomberg Lab, using industry standard trading floor simulation software. Grow the confidence and expertise you’ll need to advise on the financial risks that businesses face and spot the investment opportunities available to them. Kent Business School is a supportive community, where you’ll work closely with your academic adviser and our world leading academic staff. We’ll work with you to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience that you’ll need to pursue sought-after careers in banking, investment or risk management. Taking a year abroad and choosing to study in one of our partner universities will allow you to experience another country and culture as you study and build valuable experience that bolsters your CV. Reasons to Study Finance and Investment at Kent • Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide. • We feature in the top 1% of business schools globally with triple accreditation status from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. • Gain employability support during your studies and for three years after you graduate. • Add a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or take a 'Selfie Year' and launch your own business through ASPIRE. • Study in our outstanding facilities, including our very own Bloomberg Lab, giving you the opportunity to use industry standard trading floor simulation software.


Stage 1 Your first year is a compulsory introductory year, designed to provide you with a strong foundational understanding of key concepts and ideas in finance, like how financial markets and systems operate. It will give you an insight into key areas that will support a career in finance and investment including economics, data analysis, and statistics. Stage 2 Your second year allows you to develop your critical thinking about finance and investment with greater emphasis on the bigger picture of the world of finance. You’ll learn about the world of international banking, understand derivatives, and develop your skills in excel. Year Abroad: The Year Abroad is an amazing opportunity giving you the chance to develop personally, academically, and professionally. You will spend a year between Stages 2 and 3 studying at one of our partner universities in Europe or Asia gaining a new academic perspective and experiencing a different culture. Stage 3 Your final year has a greater focus on capstone finance and investment areas such as risk management, portfolio management, alternative investments, and fixed income securities. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules that may include more specialised areas relating to your course like Fintech and behavioural finance, or more general areas, including business law. Equally, you’ll have the option to do an individual research project and develop your skills of working independently.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

How to apply

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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

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

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 £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Finance and Investment with a Year Abroad at University of Kent - UCAS