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Banking and Finance BSc (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

How does financial theory aid corporate decision making? How do banks manage risk across global markets?The past 20 years have seen banks and financial markets become increasingly globalised. Deregulation and advances in technology have empowered banks to expand their offerings, making them an integral component of all financial sectors.BSc Banking and Finance combines academic rigor with practical financial skills to meet the needs of demanding careers in banking and finance. You have access to real-world Bloomberg Market Data Feed (B-PIPE) information and analytics in our virtual trading floor, where you can practise trading and analysing financial data.You explore topics including:- why banks exist and how they operate in the modern economy- current issues in modern banking- banking sector regulation- the global financial system- the role of the investor, analyst, academic and policy makerYour first year ensures you experience a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to topics such as accounting, management, marketing and economics.In your final year, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice by completing an in-depth, independent research project or dissertation. This will give you the chance to further develop vital employability skills in areas of research, time management and critical thinking.Essex is one of just three UK universities to have received Q-Step Affiliate status, including for our BSc Banking and Finance, to support the way we develop the quantitative skills of our graduates.This means we can provide work placement bursaries to develop your skills in evaluating numerical evidence, analysing data and designing research. We also offer the opportunity to follow a specialised degree path, where you graduate with enhanced quantitative skills. These are evidenced on your degree transcript to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market.BSc Banking and Finance is taught at Essex Business School. Our finance group is one of the largest in the UK and our focus on ethical management means you graduate with the ability to make sound, responsible financial decisions.Our students and staff join us from all over the world, so you join an international business community.Essex Business School is an Investment Management Certificate (IMC) Advantage Partner and this course is aligned to the IMC syllabus, the industry’s benchmark entry-level qualification.The University of Essex is also a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, enabling us to award up-to six exceptional students each year with a scholarship that goes towards the fees for the CFA Program Level One exam, so you can start your journey of becoming a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Achieving this accolade is one way to enhance your CV if you're interested in pursuing a career in investment management.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,860per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    27th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 105 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    107 48%

    64th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    72nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    75th

    16

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