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The Brunel Banking and Finance BSc provides students with the knowledge, skills and insights needed to effectively pursue careers in banking and financial services. You’ll get a solid grounding in micro and macroeconomic principles, accounting practices and the workings of financial markets before studying advanced topics including real estate finance, financial regulation, risk management and how banking and financial systems operate in an international context. You’ll also gain insight into the dynamic relationship between investors, financial markets and the institutions that enable transactions between the two. You’ll study econometrics and develop highly valued skills in data modelling, and get training in analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as Bloomberg, Reuters, SAS, EViews and STATA. We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you the chance to apply the theoretical principles you’ve learned to a working environment. You can tailor the final year of your course to specialise in an area of particular interest. Due to globalisation, banking and finance have become growth sectors for graduate vacancies. The specialised skills and training you’ll get from your Brunel BSc will make you a preferred job candidate to employers across the industry.
Year 1 Compulsory modules Financial Markets Introduction to Financial Accounting Mathematics for Economics and Finance Microeconomic Principles Macroeconomic Principles Professional Skills and Statistics. Year 2 Compulsory modules Corporate Finance Housing Finance Economics of Information Introduction to Econometrics Money and Banking Optional modules Company Law and Regulation Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis Macroeconomic Principles II Year 3 Compulsory modules Economics of Banking Financial Regulation Economics Project Optional modules Risk Management Managerial and Industrial Economics Behavioural Economics and Finance International Money and Finance Financial Engineering Further Econometrics Advanced Financial Reporting For further information about these modules, please visit the Brunel website
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB||including grade B in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||in any subject and grade B in A level Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|Access to HE Diploma||Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 and grade B in A level Maths or Maths & Statistics.|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||in any subject and an A level in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics at grade B|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||in any subject with A levels grade BB including Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB||including grade B in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||including 5 in higher level Mathematics|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3, H3||including H3 in Mathematics|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M2, M2||including M2 in Mathematics|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, included English Language and Mathematics.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDD||in any subject and grade B in A level Maths or Maths & Statistics.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD||in any subject and an A level in Mathematics or Maths & Statistics at grade B|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D||in any subject with A levels grade BB including Mathematics or Maths & Statistics.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 5.5 in each subsection|
|Institution's Own Test||with no less than 55% in each subsection|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17|
|PTE Academic||58||with a minimum of 51 in all subscores|
Brunel University London - English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.