Finance and Investment (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Investment (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for a career path across the world of finance and investment. The foundation year seeks to provide the fundamental knowledge and skill set in a range of mathematical and business principles, as well as the theories and concepts involved in investment risk and professional ethics. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Finance and Investment BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s Business School. Key benefits of the degree

  • Prepare for professional qualification.
  • Our degree is mapped against the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), the benchmark entry-level qualification for the investment profession.
  • Develop practical skills in our Bloomberg Trading Floor.
  • Develop your skills in our Trading Floor, which is currently one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. You will also have opportunities to gain hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, and the chance to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, on successful completion of a short course (subject to availability).
  • Benefit from industry insight.
  • Teaching benefits from research and insight from corporate partners, including the regulatory bodies and leading consultancies such as Bloomberg and Fitch Connect.
  • Gain real-world exposure.
  • Prepare for a future career in finance with a work placement.
  • Access our Sigma maths and stats support centre.
  • Access maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions with experienced tutors.
See our website for further details.


The foundation year, which takes place at our CU Coventry premises, provides a solid base of mathematical and business skills, theories and concepts involved in investment risk and professional ethics. Modules include: Business Communication and Numeracy Finance and Capital Markets Business Economics Global Economics Progressing to the first year at Coventry University campus, you will be part of a common first year, enabling you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collab0 creditsorate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. Year 1 modules:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Business Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
The second year gives you the opportunity to further develop the knowledge you have gained. You will have the opportunity to learn about financial regulation, derivatives, economics of banking and finance, and enhance your employability skills. Placement Year - There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please visit the Coventry University website*. Your final year aims to prepare you for the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from previous years. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a supervisor. For detailed module information please visit the course page on the Coventry University website.

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations , phase tests, essays, group work, presentations, reports, projects, coursework, exams, and individual assignments. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Insurance Institute
  • European Foundation for Management Development

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We’re here to help you achieve your study goals. If your qualifications or expected levels of grades differ from those outlined above, chat with our admissions team and between us we will explore the possibilities open to you. We accept a range of qualifications and our study experience is designed to give you options and support from the start. Contact us via our website to find out more.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950* Year 1
Scotland £7950* Year 1
Wales £7950* Year 1
Channel Islands £7950* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This is provisionally set at £9,250 for the 25/26 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Finance and Investment (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS