Finance and Investment

Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Looking for a combined masters Finance and Investment course? Our MFin Finance and Investment degree can allow you to work towards a career in the finance and investment industry the second you walk through the door. This course allows you to gain both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, focused on the practical application of finance in the investment world. Designed to equip you with the expert knowledge and technical skills required by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute qualification* and wider profession, the course will encourage your development towards becoming a successful investment professional. As you progress, you will become more effective and creative in problem solving, as well as being able to critically advise individuals and companies in the UK and abroad. The MFin Finance and Investment is an integrated master’s course. This is a four year degree course which combines three years of undergraduate study with an additional fourth year at postgraduate level. The advantage of this mode of study is that it enables you to stand out from the crowd on graduation with a master’s level qualification.If you do not achieve the necessary standard of performance to continue onto the fourth year, you can still graduate after three years with a Bachelor degree qualification. The course also has the option of a sandwich year, wherein you'll get the opportunity to go on a year-long industry placement. During the second and later years of the course, there will be more flexible learning opportunities that will enable you to specialise in particular subject areas, as well as allowing you to tailor your course to a specific career aim. There will also be opportunities to experience different graduate roles, with a wide variety of placements and internships on offer to complement your studies. Based at the University’s new campus in the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in a vibrant environment and engage with local, national and international businesses. You will be taught by highly qualified academics with industrial and professional experience. For full details, visit our website.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Please visit: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level BBB A maximum of three subjects are considered. A levels and other level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma Pass 60 credits overall At least 45 credits at level 3.
Scottish Higher BBBCC Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades CC in two Advanced Highers and grade CC in two Highers
AS AA - CC A maximum of two subjects along with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDM
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC Where a combination of Advanced Highers and Highers are taken you must achieve grades CC in two Advanced Highers and grade CC in two Highers
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points points overall For Students who do not already hold GCSE in Mathematics at grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted. For Students who do not already hold GCSE in English Language at grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not Literature) English A-grade 4 or above or English B - grade 5 from IB Diploma will be accepted.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Extended Project 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H5, H5, H5, H5 120 UCAS tariff points This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 or A-C/A1-C3) or Higher level minimum grade H5/D1
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalents level 2 qualifications. All level 2 quals must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Acceptable Maths and English equivalents considered in lieu of GCSE:- - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English - Key Skills level 2:- Application of Number and Communication Maths and English Language grade C or above:- Scottish Intermediate 2 Scottish National 5 Maths and English Language grade 2 or above:- Scottish Credit Standard Grade
HNC (BTEC) Pass with 120 credits at level 4. Must be in a related pathway. May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required
HND (BTEC) Pass with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5. Must be in a related pathway May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4 and 5. A transcript will be required
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 120 UCAS tariff points Considered with one A level or equivalent level 3 qualification
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate 120 UCAS tariff points. Considered with two A level or equivalent level 3 qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Finance and Investment at Birmingham City University - UCAS