Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Banking and Finance with Placement

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Course summary

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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.

Course details


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

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL131
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
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

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)92with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic58with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £15860* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Banking and Finance with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS