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Investment and Financial Risk Management (with Professional Placement) BSc (Hons)

City, University of London

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management degree is delivered by Bayes Business School (formerly Cass), one of Europe’s leading business schools. Part of City, University of London, Bayes is ranked amongst the top 6 business schools in the UK*. On this course you’ll gain the skills to succeed in global financial markets in roles including portfolio management, security analysis, equity and bond trading, hedge fund analysis and derivatives pricing and structuring.If your goal is a career in the international investment and risk management world, consider this course your jumping off point. You’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of how modern investment analysts and risk managers operate. As you move through the degree you’ll prepare for your career in investment management, trading or analysis in any area of finance.You’ll study every aspect of the discipline, from managing global investment portfolios to asset trading. All within a broad sweep of rigorous academic learning encompassing equity markets, bond trading, risk management, derivatives, hedging, investment banking and many other broad areas of risk and investments.The BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management degree benefits from the existence of the Centre for Asset Management Research within the Business School. This Centre houses a set of academics focused on doing research on issues in fund management, hedge funds and equity trading. The members of the Centre are also frequent consultants to financial firms and regulators. Thus, the staff on the course combine academic and theoretical expertise with strong ties to industry and current working knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing financial institutions.A key part of this degree is the opportunity to gain professional work experience or a period of study abroad. Students are eligible to apply for a one-year paid work placement which takes places during the third year of a four-year sandwich degree course. Our students enjoy a wide range of opportunities in business areas such as corporate finance, operations, sales and trading, prime brokerage and hedge funds.Students can also apply to spend a term (or one year) studying abroad at a range of prestigious partner universities including the University of Virginia and Bocconi University, Italy. Studying abroad enables students to expand their international network of contacts, to develop a wider perspective in the world of global finance and to enhance their career prospects.The BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance degree is taught alongside the BSc (Hons) Finance and BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management. Students can switch between degrees at any time during the first one-and-a-half years of the course (subject to availability of places).*Financial Times European Business School Ranking 2020

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : AAA

Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and native language subjects. Please note GCSE Maths grade 6/grade B is also required if not taking A Level Maths. Additionally GCSE English Language grade 5/grade C or other English language proficiency qualification required (For more information on English qualifications please refer to http://www.city.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying-to-city/tier-4-english-language-requirements).

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University information

City, University of London

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 105 11

    10th out of 122 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    159 72%

    17th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    19th

    45
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    79th

    38
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    179 85%

    7th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84.0 84%

    14th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    96th

    71

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