Birmingham City University

Finance and Investment Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Looking for a combined masters Finance and Investment course? Our MFin Finance and Investment degree can allow you to work towards a career in the finance and investment industry the second you walk through the door.

This course allows you to gain both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, focused on the practical application of finance in the investment world.

Designed to equip you with the expert knowledge and technical skills required by the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute qualification* and wider profession, the course will encourage your development towards becoming a successful investment professional. As you progress, you will become more effective and creative in problem solving, as well as being able to critically advise individuals and companies in the UK and abroad.

The MFin Finance and Investment is an integrated master’s course. This is a four year degree course which combines three years of undergraduate study with an additional fourth year at postgraduate level. The advantage of this mode of study is that it enables you to stand out from the crowd on graduation with a master’s level qualification.If you do not achieve the necessary standard of performance to continue onto the fourth year, you can still graduate after three years with a Bachelor degree qualification.

The course also has the option of a sandwich year, wherein you'll get the opportunity to go on a year-long industry placement.

During the second and later years of the course, there will be more flexible learning opportunities that will enable you to specialise in particular subject areas, as well as allowing you to tailor your course to a specific career aim. There will also be opportunities to experience different graduate roles, with a wide variety of placements and internships on offer to complement your studies.

Based at the University’s new campus in the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in a vibrant environment and engage with local, national and international businesses. You will be taught by highly qualified academics with industrial and professional experience.

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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

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Course code N30J
Institution code B25
Campus name Curzon Building Campus
Campus code F

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
A level BBB A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall - 15 credits at level 2 and 45 credits at level 3.
GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equiivalent qualifications must be offered. GCSE science is not required for Access students.
Scottish Higher CC Maximum of three Advanced Highers can be considered together.
AS AA - CC Must be in different subjects to the A levels (and only if applicant is holding at least two A levels).
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Considered in combination with other acceptable level 3 qualifications.
Extended Project Must be in a topic related to the degree subject being applied for.
Can be considered along with a GCE AS-level plus either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language and Maths grade 4 or above or equivalents.
Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subjects are covered.

Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language at grade C/4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment.

- City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy
- Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 Maths and English
- Key Skills level 2 Application of Number and Communication
HNC (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) D Overall Distinction profile Must be in a related subject.
May be considered for advanced entry onto the third year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at levels 4 and 5. A transcript will be required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points points overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Those completing the IB Certificates will require a total of 15 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects. "For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and C), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) grade B plus grades BB at A-Level (or equivalent qualifications). Must be offered along with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Birmingham City University
University House
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham
B5 5JU


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