Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

International Finance and Banking (Top-Up)

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Course summary

The finance and banking sector continues to be a major driver in economic output and growth across the world – from established financial centres like London, New York and Tokyo, to new, dynamic hubs for the industry, in places like Dubai, Seoul and Mumbai. With these centres spread across the globe, a career in the sector can now be increasing global, with staff for major firms moving between offices and markets with increasing regularity. Focused on giving you the opportunity to explore finance and banking in a global context, this course could help prepare you for an exciting career in the sector, either working for a major bank, financial institution or in other wider finance-related fields. As part of that preparation, the course provides you with the opportunity to study modules dedicated to improving your employability skills. Modules studied cover core finance modules, such as International Financial Markets or Quantitative Analysis for Finance, alongside relevant banking modules, such as Risk Management in Banking and Banking Regulation. There are also modules which cover other areas that could be necessary to develop the knowledge needed for a career in the financial sector, such as Investment Analysis, and modules that focus on new and growing areas, such as Financial Technology (FinTech) and Behavioural Finance. With a focus on applying your learning to practical situations, the course could help you develop the skills needed to progress into a career in the sector. Through using industry standard financial databases, such as Bloomberg, on our Trading Floor, you will have the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop your employability skills. This application of knowledge to practical situations is furthered by the module Applied Banking Case Studies which sees you tackle real world problems through case studies, that cover major firms in the industry. Key Course Benefits

  • Modules developed by academic staff with professional experience in the finance and banking industry.
  • An employability focus, with modules dedicated to trying to improve your employability skills in a finance and banking context through mock interviews or dummy assessment centres (subject to availability).
  • Course content informed by research conducted by the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, based within Coventry Business School.
  • Opportunity to gain hands on experience of market leading financial databases in our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe.
  • Two modules (depending on entry level) focused on Financial Technology, a growing area of importance within finance and banking – covering topics such as cryptocurrencies, challenger banks and the usage of blockchain technology.
  • Study at Coventry Business School, which was ranked ‘Excellent’ by Eduniversal, an annual ranking of business schools, in 2018.

Course details


The key study themes covered by this course are below;

  • The function of financial markets, banks and financial institutions. The course will seek to develop a comprehensive insight into the function of financial markets, banks and other financial institutions along with a critical awareness of contemporary financial principles, theories, FinTech (Financial Technology) and products for a career in financial institutions and other finance-related fields.
  • Interpreting and applying financial data and techniques. The course will seek to develop the ability to locate, extract and interpret finance-related data and be able to apply appropriate financial, theoretical, quantitative and evaluation techniques to analyse a range of banking and finance related issues.
  • Understanding of professional, ethical and regulatory issues. The course will give you the opportunity to explore the professional, ethical and regulatory issues relevant to banks and other financial institutions in a local, national and global context.
  • Development of key professional skills. The course will give you the opportunity to gain competency in numeracy, communication, information literacy, independent thought, creative problem-solving, analysis and sustainable conduct.
For more information about what you will study, please visit our website.

Professional bodies

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

  • European Foundation for Management Development

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Successful completion of 2 years of academic study in Higher Education in a suitable subject e.g. HND or Diploma of Higher Education. All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Coventry University
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Clearing contact details

Recruitment and Admissions Office

02476 888888

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Additional information

Thursday 18 August 08:00-20:00, Friday 19 August 08:00-18:00, Saturday 20 August 10:00-16:00, Sunday 21 August 10:00-16:00, Monday 22 August onwards (weekdays only) 08:00-18:30

Course contact details

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European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

International Finance and Banking (Top-Up) at Coventry University - UCAS