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Finance and Investment with a Year Abroad BSc (Hons)

University of Kent

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Kent at Medway

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Do you aspire to work in investment banking, risk and financial management? As a Kent Business School Student studying a BSc in Finance and Investment, you will develop a solid understanding of economic and financial principles to apply to the global economy.On our flexible programme, you take a broad range of compulsory modules as well as having the opportunity to select optional modules to tailor the course to suit your career aspirations and interests. You will explore areas such as financial markets and instruments, fundamentals of finance and investments, corporate banking, economics for business, quantitative methods for finance, risk management and business employability skills.Taught by leading experts from business and the professions on our historical Medway campus, with close links to London, you have excellent opportunities to experience finance and investment in action through hands-on experience via in-class live case studies from our visiting industry experts, enterprise challenges and company visits.Going abroad as part of your degree is an amazing experience and a chance to develop personally, academically and professionally. You experience a different culture, gain a new academic perspective, establish international contacts and enhance your employability. Kent Business School has excellent links with business schools globally, including in China, USA, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Italy. Our wide array of exchange partners give you the opportunity to gain international experience. Our partners are committed to enhancing their international outlook while providing excellent teaching. You will gain invaluable work experience, develop your understanding of a new culture and improve your language skills.**Course Details** Our programmes require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, typically taking four modules per term over two terms in each of the three stages of study.**Stage 1**Your first year is a compulsory introductory year, designed to provide you with a solid foundation in the understanding of finance and investment such as economics for business , quantitative methods, an introduction to data analysis and statistics, the fundamentals of finance and investments and the fundamentals of accounting.**Stage 2**Your second year allows you to develop your critical thinking of finance and investment with greater emphasis on the key concepts and theories to develop intellectual agility and provides an opportunity to apply theory to practice.**Year abroad**On your year abroad you will study at one of our partner universities in Europe or Asia. Places are subject to availability, language and degree programme. You are expected to adhere to any academic progression requirements in Stages 1 and 2 to proceed to the year abroad. If the requirement is not met, you are transferred to the equivalent three-year programme. The year abroad is assessed on a pass/fail basis and does not count towards your final degree classification.**Stage 3**Your final year has a greater focus on capstone finance and investment areas of study such as risk management, portfolio management, alternative investments and fixed income securities. You may choose from a range of optional modules covering more niche areas relating to the course, including business law and employment rights, behavioural finance and consultancy skills and practice. There is also a detailed research project as an option as part of this final stage.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Kent

  • University League Table

    47th

  • Campus address

    University of Kent, Recruitment and Admissions Office, Registry, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, England

With a global reputation for academic excellence, first-class research and teaching, Kent offers a superb education and memorable student experience.
Kent welcomes students from 152 countries. 21% of students are from Europe and overseas, creating a diverse and supportive community.
Located in historic and inspiring locations that have the continent on their doorstep, you’ll be part of a global community and supported every step of the way.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 103

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    130 59%

    37th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    72nd

    12

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