Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The BSc in Banking and Finance aims to introduce the students not only to the economics of banking and finance but also to establish the links between the changing nature of financial markets, institutions and investors’ decisions. It also covers the key areas of real estate finance and financial regulation, set in the wider context of an understanding of key issues in economics and finance. The course will offer training to pursue a range of exciting careers in the City, the Government, in positions as economists, analysts, researchers, traders and managers, or to undertake postgraduate studies.

If you opt for a placement year with this degree you can look forward to gaining valuable work experience that will help increase your employability. Graduates of BSc degrees offered by the Department of Economics and Finance have an excellent employment record and go on to work in a wide variety of occupations.

Some go on to further study and become professional accountants and economists; others are employed in industry, the financial sector or government. In some cases a job offer comes from a former work placement employer.

Students of this department have secured a variety of placements in industry, the International Stock Exchange and other financial markets, banks, large London-based industrial companies, oil companies, international management consultancies, accounting firms, major retailing and distribution companies and employer organisations. Placements in the public sector have included finance departments at the Treasury, Cabinet Office, Department of Trade and Industry and many other government agencies, as well as with local authorities and health trusts.

Course Modules

Core Modules

Year 1

Financial Markets

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Mathematics for Economics and Finance

Microeconomic Principles

Macroeconomic Principles

Professional Skills and Statistics.

Year 2

Corporate Finance

Housing Finance

Economics of Information

Introduction to Econometrics

Money and Banking

Optional Modules

Company Law and Regulation

Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis

Macroeconomic Principles II

Year 3 is an optional work placement

Year 4

Economics Project

Economics of Banking

Financial Regulation

Optional modules

Advanced Financial Reporting

Behavioural Economics and Finance

Risk Management

Financial Engineering

Further Econometrics

International Money and Finance

Managerial and Industrial Economics

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £15,860 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test65% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsectionTOEFL (iBT)92.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic58.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores