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.

Typical modules include: Money and Banking; Financial Markets; Economics of Banking; Financial Regulation; Risk Management; International Money and Finance; Macroeconomic Principles; Microeconomic Principles, Introduction to Econometrics; Housing Finance; Financial Regulation; Advanced financial reporting.

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

Typical modules:

Level 1: Mathematics for Economics and Finance; Microeconomic Principles; Macroeconomic Principles; Financial Markets; Introduction to Financial Accounting; Professional Skills and Statistics.

Level 2: Money and Banking; Housing Finance; Economics of Information; Corporate Finance; Introduction to Econometrics; Macroeconomic Principles II; Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis; Company Law and Regulation.

Level 3: Economics Project; Economics of Banking; Financial Regulation; Risk Management; International Money and Finance; Managerial and Industrial Economics; Behavioural Economics and Finance; Financial Engineering; Further Econometrics; Advanced Financial Reporting.

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
4 years
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £15,400 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 subsection