University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Finance (with Professional Placement Year)

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Course summary

Begin a dynamic route to a high-flying career in the world of Finance and tackle this ever-changing sector head on. Why Study With Us? Do you have an interest in current financial and business issues? Are you interested in the way businesses obtain and manage their financing? Our degree has been designed to deepen your knowledge of the wider business and finance environment. You’ll explore innovative corporate practices and discover the implications and opportunities of globalisation, all the while developing key business, entrepreneurial and personal skills, such as team working, communication and problem solving. Join a Business Finance course that allows you to tackle this ever-changing sector head on. The course is delivered by a team committed to making your career aspirations and professional objectives a reality in today’s global economy. You will have the opportunity to undertake a one year professional placement at the end of your second year. The placement aims to develop business skills and knowledge by the application of the theoretical to practical contexts.

Course details


We put your future career in Accounting and Finance at the heart of our course, with inspiring, professionally orientated learning experiences. You will develop all of the skills and knowledge for a high flying career in accounting, finance or in a broader business role. Recent graduates have secured accountancy and business roles in a variety of organisations including large accountancy firms such as PWC and Deloittes, global corporations and the public sector. To give you a taste of internship opportunities for your placement year, we currently have students undertaking placements with companies such as Airbus and Volkswagen. A number of students are also currently expanding their knowledge and skill set whilst working and studying abroad in countries such as Australia, America and Germany.

Assessment method

The modules are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations, group and individual projects. Our teaching directly supports the development of your key skills, knowledge and understanding that are relevant to the assessments.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and A Level General Studies will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A Levels and BTECs/OCRs. You will also require a GCSE grade C/4 (or above) in Mathematics.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Business Finance (with Professional Placement Year) at University of Chester - UCAS