London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

A variation of the Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) degree, this course includes a further year in paid employment in a finance services related organisation and is an excellent way to boost your employability. Case studies and presentations by industry representatives are also made during the course, providing you with topical and practical insights into the financial services industry. We work with top financial institutions including State Street, where you can attend lectures and workshops with senior bank executives and present findings in State Street's Canary Wharf office.

Our graduates have gone on to find employment with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and the Royal Bank of Scotland as financial analysts, investment bankers, credit analysts and traders.

**More about this course**

The Banking and Finance (with Integrated Financial Training) BSc (Hons) includes a year-long sandwich year, combining theory and practice to give you the best chance of securing a career in the industry. The course focuses on global banking and financial services, examining the development, significance and challenges of banking and finance in the modern world. You’ll learn specialist methods, theory and application related to banking and finance as well as explore the impact of globalisation on the industry.

You’ll examine the roles of consumers, regulators, governments and other agents within financial services, and develop your analytical skills to identify factors that influence corporate and individual investment behaviour. You’ll also develop communication skills and build confidence in presenting financial and non-financial data. You also have the option to move to our Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) degree course at the end of Level 4 or Level 5 without loss of time.

As well as sharpening your skills in investment theory, banking, insurance and law, you'll learn hands-on skills such as the use of Bloomberg and IBM technology. The Level 6 module Financial Instruments and Financial Engineering makes extensive use of the University's Bloomberg lab where you’ll analyse financial markets, and value and price financial instruments. In EU and Financial Regulation, you’ll use our Bloomberg terminals to assess European and international economies, financial markets and governments.

Our Bloomberg trading room is a unique facility used for developing skills that will provide you with a competitive edge in the employment market. The world's leading financial platform, Bloomberg brings real world financial and economic news, data and analytics into the classroom, equipping you with hands-on knowledge and valuable experience. You’ll also use Bloomberg when researching for coursework, projects and presentations.

The integrated professional training aspect of this degree gives you an edge when entering the competitive banking and finance industry. Our Placements and Employability Unit will help you to search and apply for posts in a wide variety of organisations/ Through the year-long work placement, you'll gain invaluable and extensive work experience and deepen your understanding of concepts, build personal networks, and increase your employability and graduate career prospects.

In your final year, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of optional modules including IT, personal finance, marketing and corporate social responsibility, allowing you to focus on your own interests and careers goals.

**What our students say**

“The course was very informative and stimulating. It was very well planned and lecturers were very committed to my success. The study material has been very helpful for me achieving my goals.”

National Student Survey (NSS)

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Economics for Finance and Business (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Accounting (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Financial Markets and Law (core, 30 credits) and

Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Bank Lending and the Legal Environment (core, 30 credits)

Corporate Finance and Investment (core, 30 credits)

Financial Services Management (core, 15 credits), Money and Banking (core, 15 credits) and

Risk and Insurance (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Empirical Research in Global Banking and Finance (core, 30 credits)

International Finance (core, 30 credits)

Advanced Financial Law (option, 30 credits)

Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance (option, 30 credits)

EU & Financial Regulation (option, 30 credits)

Financial Instruments and Financial Engineering (option, 30 credits)

Information Technology for Financial Services (option, 15 credits)

Marketing of Financial Services (option, 15 credits)

Organisation and Service Management in Financial Services (option, 30 credits)

Personal Finance (option, 15 credits) and

Banking and Finance One Year Placement (core, 30 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees