Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Banking and Finance

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Course summary

This programme in Banking and Finance will allow you to develop specialist knowledge of the financial intermediaries, markets and institutions which lie at the heart of modern economies. You will learn about the roles that banks and central banks fulfil in providing credit and liquidity to the economy and in mitigating and managing risks. You will also learn about the ability of financial markets to satisfy similar roles. You will develop knowledge and skills which are highly valued by employers within the financial sector, which will provide a firm foundation for your future career. Bangor Business School is one of the longest established providers of banking and finance teaching in the world. The Banking and Finance programme has been evolving since 1969. We have a global reputation for research in banking and are currently ranked highest of all UK universities (RePEc, August 2021). Banks and financial markets play a crucial role intermediating between savers and investors with excess funds and individuals, firms or governments with needs for those funds. Money markets, bond markets, equity markets and derivatives markets involve different forms of intermediation, based on a variety of financial instruments which distribute risks and returns differently between lenders and borrowers. Our highly qualified and experienced academics have interests in a wide variety of topics, including: market structure/competition; bank performance; bank regulation and bank risk-taking; financial deregulation; regulatory initiatives like European Banking Union; negative interest rate policy; fintech; climate change; executive compensation; financial ethics; and credit ratings. Our team is engaged in world class research in banking and finance, and regularly works with international institutions such as the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), alongside policymakers in government, regulators, and financial sector practitioners. They are dedicated to bringing their insights from the worlds of policy, practice and research to help you to develop your knowledge and understanding of banking and finance. ‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch. If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Banking and Finance (with Foundation Year) N39F.

Course details


For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

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

We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. We also welcome applications from mature learners. If you don't think you'll meet the entry requirements specified, you may be able to gain entry to this course via a Foundation Year route. Please see: Banking and Finance with Foundation Year (N39F).

English language requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Tuition fees and scholarship information for International applicants can be found here:
Banking and Finance at Bangor University - UCAS