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BSc (Hons) Finance with Foundation Year
This degree offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.
Why choose this course?
Studying with us helps you hit the ground running in a high-powered financial role. You’ll apply financial and economic theories to real-world business problems; become adept in handling financial accounts and statements; and develop your understanding of how financial management fits within an organisation’s overall strategy.
Is this course for you?
Including a foundation year as part of your four-year study programme will give you a head start in your academic and professional life. The foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. Our degrees with a foundation year are continuous, meaning that you won’t need to apply again once you have successfully completed the first year.
How you will learn
You’ll complete financial consultancy and economic research projects for businesses, take part in problem-solving seminars, and analyse real-world case studies. In our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, you’ll work with the same technology and data used by finance professionals worldwide.
Opportunities and experiences
There are opportunities to undertake placements and internships, study abroad with our international partners, meet industry leaders at networking events, and showcase your knowledge in high-profile trading competitions. You can also gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate alongside your degree.
This course is accredited by leading professional bodies the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), meaning the course is mapped against the skills employers are looking for and provides you with additional awards and/or exemptions towards professional body memberships. The programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institution for Securities and Investment (CISI), the largest and most widely respected professional body for the securities and investment profession in the UK. This degree has been closely mapped against CISI’s Introduction to Investment foundation qualification, helping to prepare you for this exam.
Careers and employability
BSc (Hons) Finance gives you a stand-out CV at a time of growing demand for high-calibre finance professionals. With your advanced economic analysis skills and capacity for independent thought, you’ll be well placed to join top graduate management and financial training schemes.
How to apply
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!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits:
45 at Level 3
15 at Level 2
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|