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Finance and Investment with Professional Placement Year BSc (Hons)

Birmingham City University

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Curzon Building Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

Want to study investment finance in the UK, and take the first step towards a career in investment banking? Our BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment course with its robust content and unique features allows you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate.

Our course is focused on practical applications of financial skills in the investing world, qualities that are in high demand in modern finance and investment management sectors.

The course will develop your transferrable skills embedded across different modules on the course as well as your engagement with our Graduate+ employability programme. The course is also accredited by Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI). Designed to equip you with technical knowledge and skills in line with the curriculums of professional bodies such as the CFA Society UK, CFA Institute USA and CISI UK, as well as a range of employability attributes, the course will develop you as a work-ready graduate for careers in Finance and Investment across different industries.

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 internationally. The modules are designed to enhance and develop your theoretical understanding from an academic perspective but also to apply acquired knowledge to the finance and investment sector.

The course is designed with some mandatory subject areas which provide the key underpinning knowledge for the course however allows you an opportunity to select some subjects based on your specific areas of interest. Therefore, during the second and final year 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 path.

The course also has the option of a sandwich year, wherein you'll get to go on a year-long industry placement, giving you invaluable real-world employment experience.
The international focus of the course is derived from the diversity of the student body and the teaching team, plus the use of international teaching materials. Moreover, students can choose to spend a year or a full semester studying their modules overseas at a partner institution. While doing this course, you will have wide variety of opportunities to compliment 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.

EMPLOYABILITY

The finance specialism and professional alignment of the programme enables progression into a career as a fund manager, financial analyst, investment banker or financial manager.

PLACEMENTS

In order to apply and enhance the skills you learn from the course, you will have the option to undertake a year-long work placement in the UK or overseas. Shorter-term work placements, voluntary work and internships will also be available.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,200per year

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

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University information

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Birmingham City University

  • University League Table

    82nd

  • Campus address

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

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    78th out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    103 47%

    72nd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    57th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%

    69th

    12

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