Middlesex University

Course Introduction


The financial services industry is one of the largest export sectors in the UK, employing over one million people in Britain. Tailored towards students from a financial services background, we equip you to succeed in an international finance career.

Why study BA Financial Services (Top'up) at Middlesex University?

Our one'year advanced entry course, taught from our London campus, places you at the centre of the capital's global economy. You will graduate, armed with advanced financial knowledge and skills and primed to meet the emerging needs of the global financial services profession, which includes banks, building societies, general insurance, life insurance, securities trading and investment management. Alongside learning to apply analytical and quantitative techniques to a range of fiscal subject areas, you will extend your understanding of the theory and application of economics in finance.

Course highlights

In the Financial Markets Lab students also get the chance to work with Bloomberg and Datastream finance software.

You will become proficient in essential financial software programmes: minitab and spss, preparing you with essential skills for a successful financial services career

Our London campus offers access to the capital's wealth of financial opportunities, building professional experience before you graduate

You will have access to cutting'edge business resources including the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub

We offer specialist written and spoken English support for all students, and develop your confidence in business writing, communication and study skills

Course Modules

year 1:

Managerial Finance (30 credits) – Compulsory

Principles of Banking (30 credits) – Compulsory

Securities and Derivatives (30 credits) – Compulsory

International Financial Markets (30 credits) – Optional

Financial Mathematics (30 credits) – Optional

Work Placement (60 credits) – Optional

Year 2:

Global Issues in Financial Services (30 credits) – Compulsory

Marketing for Financial Services (30 credits) – Compulsory

Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Compulsory

International Finance (30 credits) ' Optional (Compulsory Jan Start)

Business Finance (30 credits) – Optional

Investment Analysis (30 credits) – Optional

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £11,500 Overseas Fees