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Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Finance, Investment & Risk programme provides the opportunity to study for a directly relevant degree in a business-like environment that gives unique exposure to, and immersion in, the financial services industry. The programme will enable you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the core elements of investment and financial analysis and risk management that underpin sound decision-making. Alongside study of the broader environment in which investment banking operates, the programme will also develop your understanding of key aspects of equity markets and investments, security analysis, asset classes and bond and equity pricing as well as covering portfolio management, derivatives and alternative investments. Critically, it also provides you with the opportunity to evaluate the impact of changing regulatory and operating conditions and gain insights into and understanding of the local and global tensions in banking and financial services. You can study this programme over the standard three years or four years if you want to include a one-year industry placement, please apply to course code N301 if you would like to study the programme over 4 years.


Up-to-date module information can be found via the course URL provided below.

Assessment method

Up-to-date assessment information can be found via the course URL provided below.

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)

120 credits in a similar degree programme at level 4. We will have to map learning based on module specifications to ensure student can enter at year 2.

International applicants

We accept qualifications which are equivalent to UK A levels. If you are unsure whether you meet our entry criteria, please contact our Admissions Team on [email protected] We advise that all international applicants take an IELTS for UKVI qualification and we require an overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5. For further information, please visit our International Students page on our website:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications will be considered holistically and offers will be based on qualifications, subjects studied, any relevant work experience and personal statements demonstrating a desire to work in the banking & finance industry. Offers will vary depending on the relevant of subjects studied at A level (or equivalent). Ideal applicants will have studied an A level which involves advanced Maths including A level Mathematics, Economics, Statistics. All applicants for this programme are expected to meet our standard entry criteria for English and Maths which is a grade C/ grade 4 in GCSE English Language & grade B/ grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

You are expected to buy the core texts for each module. Prices range from £40-£95 per text. Where possible, you will be provided with free online copies of the core texts and reference copies are available in our Henry Grunfeld Library on campus.
Finance, Investment & Risk at The London Institute of Banking & Finance - UCAS