This course prepares you for a professional career in financial services such as personal financial planning, investment advice, pensions, insurance, and wealth management. Demand for personal financial planning looks set to increase due to factors such as increasing life expectancy, and the growing complexity of financial services and products. A global shortage of qualified advisers means graduates with financial planning skills are likely to be highly sought after. Our course prepares you for this burgeoning career choice. Key Course Benefits Prepare for professional qualifications – the degree is mapped against the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment’s Diploma in Investment Advice (IAD), a mandatory qualification for those who wish to offer financial advice in the UK and abroad Develop practical skills in our Bloomberg Trading Floor4– develop your skills in our Trading Floor, which is currently one of the largest academic trading floors in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals. You'll also have the opportunity to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate, on successful completion of a short course* Tailor your studies– many of our economics and finance courses share a common first year. This gives you the flexibility to decide the direction you want to take your degree after you have received a thorough grounding in economic and financial concepts, and principles (subject to meeting progression requirements). Gain real-world exposure – prepare for a future career in finance and investments financial planning with a work placement*. Access our sigma Maths and Stats Support Centre– access maths and statistics support through drop-in sessions with experienced staff* Please see the course page on the Coventry University website for details.
Year One The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn. If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements). Common first year courses Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) Business and Finance BSc (Hons) Business Economics BSc (Hons) Economics BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment BSc (Hons) Financial Economics BSc (Hons) Year Two In the second year, you will begin to specialise in ﬁnancial topics, including principles of finance, financial services, psychology in finance and economics of banking and finance Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement2 can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our placement/study abroad offering here, it is often tailored for each course every year and depends on the length of placement or study abroad opportunities that are secured. Therefore, the placement and study abroad arrangements vary per course and per student. Request further information about going on a placement or study abroad year* Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from years one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a supervisor. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. For detailed module information please visit the course page on the Coventry University website. *Please see the course page on the Coventry University website for details.
This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|