Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Finance and Investment

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Course summary

Are you passionate about understanding money? Are you interested in finding out about how financial investment works? Would you like to be in a position where you help to design the financial future of clients? The financial services industry is a fast moving and exciting sector, which offers a wide range of career opportunities in investment advice, insurance, pensions, and wealth management. Covering topics such as finance, investment, wealth management, accounting and taxation, this professionally recognised degree is designed to build your wider financial knowledge. At the same time, you should develop your analytical, ICT, communication and problem solving abilities. We work closely with industry professionals and employers to ensure that our course and qualifications offer current, dynamic and relevant skills to help equip you with the best opportunities for success. We enjoy close links with many professional finance bodies, such as the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK) and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). Guest speakers often deliver sessions in commercial awareness, employability and working in the business sector. Staff teaching on this degree have written some of the standard textbooks used, as well as published in relevant academic journals, such as the Journal of Financial Service Professionals, Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Investing, and the Journal of Index Investing. They regularly bring contemporary practice into the classroom, for example, monitoring relevant news stories like the furore around public pensions or executive bonuses, to stimulate debate and discussion. Key Course Benefits

  • Excellent employability – with 96% of graduates in work or further study after six months (DLHE 2016/17).
  • Existing degree carries prior learning recognition for professional qualifications, such as Investment Management Certificate (IMC).
  • With around 5,000 students and 300 staff, Coventry Business School is one of the largest in Europe, rated as ‘excellent’ by Eduniversal.
  • Outstanding facilities include our trading floor featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals, making it the largest of its kind in Europe.
  • Coventry Business School is an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).
  • Designated Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) to work with you throughout your course. All our EPTs have previously worked in industry and they understand the labour market, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates.

Course details


Your main study themes are: - Investments: Covers relevant finance and investment concepts. You will learn about the financial products, the function of capital markets, the trade-off between risk and return, how to price financial assets and the importance of the way a firm finances its operations - Finance and accounting fundamentals: The basic principles, rationale and methods used in analysing, recoding, planning and managing accounts or finances - Statistical analysis and quantitative methods: Essential numeracy skills and analysis including the use of specialist software such as SPSS 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.

  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
  • The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute
  • Chartered Insurance Institute

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

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. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. 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.

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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

Additional fee information

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

Course Clearing information

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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UK Admissions Office

024 7765 2222

European and International Admissions Office

+44 024 7765 2152

Finance and Investment at Coventry University - UCAS