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BSc Banking and Finance

About the course

This degree is for you if you want to pursue a career in accountancy, consulting, commercial or investment banking, trading and sales or risk management.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

To provide a thorough understanding of the ways in which financial intermediaries and institutions operate, and the structure and functioning of financial markets.

Structure and Syllabus

Please note: the following course information sheets are in pdf format.

Standard Route Graduate Entry Route
100 courses 100 courses
1 EC1002 Introduction to economics 1 EC1002 Introduction to economics
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
2 ST104A Statistics 1 (half course) and
MT105A Mathematics 1 (half course)
3 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance 3 FN1024 Principles of banking and finance
4 AC1025 Principles of accounting 4 AC1025 Principles of accounting
5 One course (or two half courses) from Selection groups F(i), F(ii) or F(iii)  
200 and 300 courses 200 and 300 courses
6 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) 5 FN3092 Corporate finance (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174)
7 EC2020 Elements of econometrics
(EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) or
65 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or
66 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
6 EC2020 Elements of econometrics
(EC1002) + (ST104A or ST104B) + (MT105A or MT105B or MT1174) or
65 Macroeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174) or
66 Microeconomics (EC1002) + (MT105A or MT1174)
8 FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024) 7 FN2029 Financial intermediation (FN1024)
9 FN3023 Investment management* (FN1024) 8 FN3023 Investment management* (FN1024)
10 One course from Selection groups A, B, E or M 9 One 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group
11 One 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group  
12 One 200 or 300 course (or two half courses) from any Selection group  
*FN3023 Investment management must be taken with or after FN3092 Corporate finance.

Notes:

  • The structure shown above is subject to confirmation in the 2011-2012 Regulations. The Regulations also contain full details on the rules that govern the choice of any course. Students already registered on the programme should consult the current Regulations section of our website.
  • To be eligible for the award of a degree, you must attempt all 12 courses and pass a minimum of 10 (although this would result in a drop in the class band of the degree award). On the Graduate Entry Route, you must successfully pass all 9 courses to be eligible for the award of degree.
  • In your first year of study you must demonstrate the capacity to succeed at Level 4 (100) courses before advancing to Level 5 (200) or Level 6 (300) courses, unless you have received accreditation of prior learning.
  • Prerequisites - courses which you must have already passed - are shown in brackets.
  • Course codes are new from the 2011–2012 academic year and replace any previous year’s examination numbers. This change does not affect the syllabus or course content. Please note that the course information sheet displays the old code – this will be updated in due course.

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