Finance with Business Communication (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Build on your previous higher education studies to gain a full BA (Hons) degree in finance and business communications in just 1 or 2 years. This degree combines English language improvement with the study of finance.

  • Get your English and business communication skills to a standard where you can use your English to succeed in a global business or finance career
  • Gain degree-level knowledge in subjects such as financial markets, business analysis, financial management and investments
You can do this undergraduate degree in 1 year or in 2 years, depending on your level of previous study and your ability to write and speak English. Eligibility This course is open to international, EU and UK students whose first language is not English. A key part of the course is improving your written and spoken business English. Course highlights
  • Learn in a Business School that's ranked 3rd in the UK for teaching power (Financial Times 2021)
  • Improve your English in 3 ways: dedicated English language classes to improve your vocabulary and grammar; business communications classes where you'll practise presentations, interviews and writing for business; living and working with both UK and international students and experiencing life in a welcoming UK city
  • Be employment-ready by using business simulation games and industry-standard software and databases such as S&P Capital IQ
  • Gain a Bloomberg Certificate (a trading platform that's used by 250,000 financial service professionals) in our Bloomberg Suite
  • Understand the global business and finance environment through study that explores global markets and international financial management
  • Research an independent study project in an area that interests you
  • Experience excellent support from both your tutors and our dedicated global team
Careers and opportunities Graduates of this course have gone into careers such as:
  • commercial banking
  • corporate finance
  • financial planning
  • investment banking
  • financial management
Postgraduate study Many graduates of this course go on to postgraduate study on master's courses such as MSc Forensic Accounting or MSc Finance. As a graduate of Portsmouth you may be able to get a scholarship or a reduction on your postgraduate tuition fees if you continue your studies with us. Set up your own business We're an endorsing institution for UK start-up visas, so we can offer you lots of help and support if you want to stay in the UK after you graduate and set up your own business. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Business Analysis and Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Business Communication 2 (20 credits)
  • Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Critical Issues in Accounting and Finance (20 credits)
  • General Language Grade 5 (English) (20 credits)
  • Investment Analysis (20 credits)
There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Business Communication 3 (20 credits)
  • Financial Investment Project (20 credits)
  • General Language Grade 6 (English) (20 credits)
  • Independent Study Project (20 credits)
  • International Financial Management (20 credits)
There are no optional modules in this year. We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

How you're assessed You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • examinations
  • group work
  • your choice of independent research
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants for the 2 year course require relevant HE study leading to a Level 4 qualification, for example an appropriate HNC, or 120 credits from year 1 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc), in a relevant subject. Applicants for the 1 year course require relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, foundation degree or Advanced Diploma, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc), in a relevant subject.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5For year 2 entry applicants require a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5. For year 3 entry applicants require a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE AcademicFor year 2 entry applicants require an overall score of 51 with a minimum of 51 in each skill. For year 3 entry applicants require an overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)For yr 2 applicants require 72 with minimum of 18 Reading, 17 Listening, 20 Speaking & 17 Writing. For year 3 applicants require 79 with minimum of 18 Reading, 17 Listening, 20 Speaking & 17 Writing.
Cambridge English Advanced(Taken after Jan 2015) Year 2 applicants require an overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162. Year 3, applicants require an overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162
Cambridge English Proficiency(Taken after Jan 2015) Year 2 applicants require an overall score of 162 with no component score less than 162. Year 3, applicants require an overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162
Trinity ISEFor year 2 entry applicants require Trinity College ISE Level II with a Pass in all 4 components. For year 3 entry applicants require Trinity College ISE Level III with a Pass in all 4 components.

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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs
Finance with Business Communication (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS