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Course summary

BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-up) Build on your existing skills and knowledge to achieve a highly specialised degree with just one year of top-up studies. Focusing on the complexities of global banking and finance practices, this course primes you to take your place in key business sectors. Why choose this course? With banking and its role in the economy rarely out of the headlines, our top-up degree takes you behind the controversies. Designed for today’s competitive job market, it combines modules in international economics and banking, financial accounting, management accounting and financial risk management. Is this course for you? It’s a fast-track route to a BA (Hons) Banking and Finance if you already have a Business HND or equivalent award or if you’ve completed two years on a relevant degree and want to specialise in your final year. The top-up year is a cost-effective choice for suitably qualified international students too. How you will learn We cover how businesses use financial assets in international activities, how global business is affected by changes in financial markets, and how international banking and finance regulations impact on business strategies. You’ll develop practical abilities in everything from report writing and analysis to presentation skills. Opportunities and experiences You’ll work with real-time data in our Financial Markets Lab, investigate real-world case studies, network with City of London experts, and gain insights from influential guest speakers. Careers and employability The skills and knowledge you develop on the BA (Hons) Banking and Finance are highly sought-after in international and finance-related companies. Versatile, forward-thinking graduates rise rapidly to senior roles both within the UK and globally.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Banking and Finance (top-up) at University of Derby - UCAS