City University London

Course Introduction

A degree in Banking and International Finance embraces the study of international banking systems and financial markets and prepares students for careers in the world of global finance.The course offers students a deep and broad knowledge of financial management and academic knowledge to operate in the dynamic and fast'moving world of financial markets. It enables students to analyse and solve complex problems and apply principles of financial management to the banking and finance sector. Employers in the highly'competitive world of the financial services and corporate advisory industry demand graduates who are capable of analysing and solving complex problems. Cass Business School has worked closely with major employers to develop two courses that meet the finance industry's needs: the BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance and the BSc (Hons) Investment and Financial Risk Management. Both courses provide students with the practical skills they need to succeed in the dynamic and fast'moving global finance business. Cass Business School has also established relationships with a variety of leading financial firms and can offer a wealth of placement opportunities. Students on the BSc (Hons) Banking and International Finance have had placements including the Bank of England, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, American Express, Nomura and Citi. BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management students have taken placements at UBS, HSBC, Goldman Sachs and GE Money. Students studying these courses can choose to spend a year abroad in highly'ranked institutions such as Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Students studying abroad can gain a valuable additional perspective on the global finance industry, increase their network of contacts and improve their career prospects.

Course Modules

Year 1: Banking; finance; economics; management; quantitative methods; financial and management accounting; 1 elective. Years 2 and 3: Options include: trade theory and policy; personal finance; monetary history; bank strategy and management; forecasting and international banking law; French, Spanish or German for business; an optional year working in professional placement or study abroad is available.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher BB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABBB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 92%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 87%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 20
Studying and working 20
Unemployed 5
Unknown 5

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 68%

Total Coursework: 32%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation