Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Banking and Finance [with Foundation Year]

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Course summary

You're ambitious, and you understand the kind of skills you need to get ahead in the banking, financial and commercial sector. We know you’re determined, and that you want to have a strong grasp of what it’s like to work in banking and finance after you graduate. Our BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance degree course offers a practical, hands-on learning experience. With our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, industry connections, and optional placements and internships, you’ll learn in a unique university environment. Here at ARU, we understand the importance of collaboration in today’s financial world. So develop your cooperative skills and ideas generation with course-based student societies – and become a stronger player on the job market. Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab in Chelmsford offers you the chance to enhance your employability, through virtual trading and live financial information on global stock exchanges. We believe that the sooner you start, the more you’ll get out of it. That’s why you’ll be using Bloomberg, with full support, from Year 1. Networking is a smart move for your career, and you’ll be able to make the most of our industry connections. We encourage you to engage at regular seminars and talks led by experts, offering you valuable insights into the business world. We know that your future career is important, and you want to build your CV. So we’ll encourage you to grab every opportunity for real-world experience – this could mean a placement year in industry as part of your degree, or taking the chance to study abroad.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year: Foundation in Business, Level 4 modules: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management, Global Business Environment and International Strategy, Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law, Digital Business and Principles of Marketing, Organisational Behaviour, Level 5 modules: Financial Management, Introduction to Financial Reporting, Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance, Banking and Financial Institutions , Ruskin Module, Level 6 modules: Advanced Corporate Finance, International Financial Reporting, Financial Investment Analysis, Undergraduate Major Project

Assessment method

We'll assess your work in a number of ways including exams, coursework, essays and activity-based assignments. Your coursework could include problem-solving activities, consultancy projects, presentations, a computer-based exam, a portfolio based on Bloomberg trading simulation and group or individual reports. You'll also be able to access support materials through our learning management system (Canvas). This combination of assessments has been carefully designed with your career progression in mind; it gives you opportunities to develop and improve on the transferable skills employers look for.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
N304
Institution code:
A60
Campus name:
Chelmsford Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

5 GCSEs at grade D, or grade 3, or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two years post-GCSE study requirement, but you still must meet the GCSE requirements. Applicants who do not meet the two years post GCSE study at level 3 may be considered based on their satisfactory employment history, which must be a minimum of two years full time employment supported by employer evidence and deemed appropriate by the University for meeting the course of study applied for. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Unistats information

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86%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/preparing-for-university/help-with-finances/undergraduate
Banking and Finance [with Foundation Year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS