Banking and Finance BSc (Hons)

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This course is in Clearing with Spaces Available


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UCAS code: N490 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 6 years
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: N510 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Industry connections

    We create partnerships and collaborations with leading business and technology companies to offer you unique courses, placements and opportunities to ensure you move seamlessly from study to career.

  • Professional experience

    You'll learn with relevant industry tools such as trading terminals, AWS, Stata, Eviews and more.

  • Industry 4.0

    Technology is evolving. Society is changing. Businesses need graduates who can keep up. We'll help you adapt, find creative solutions, and think innovatively to stand out from the crowd.

Course modules

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Developing Academic Skills for Business

Developing Academic Literacy

Inside Business

Mental Wealth: Employability in a Changing World

Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

The Global Business Enterprise

Mental Wealth 1: Academic and Digital Proficiency

People and Organisations

Fundamentals of Business Accounting

Business Law

Fundamentals of Economics

Business Statistics and Data Analysis

Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

Introduction to Econometrics

Financial Management

Financial Economics

Law of International Finance

Intermediate Financial Markets and Institutions

Optional placement

Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy

Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics

Financial Derivatives

Risk Management in Banking and Corporate Finance

Foundations and Applications of Financial Technology (FinTech)

Applied Project (Banking and Finance)

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Our course provides a comprehensive and practical education, emphasising both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. We provide you with the necessary tools to thrive in the contemporary business and financial industry. The course offers a broad range of career prospects and is endorsed by industry bodies.

Industry links

The programme content is closely mapped to the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and plans to get the accreditation.

Graduate employers

Our alumni have gone on to jobs at such companies and organisations as: Accenture, Ernst & Young, Marriott, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Deloitte and PwC.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include investment banking analyst, financial analyst, personal financial adviser, investment analyst, client adviser, compliance officer, financial accountant, management accountant, budget controller, tax adviser, origination loan officer or internal or external auditor.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Dr Michael Palkowski
What motivates and inspires me is helping to provide opportunities for students from a range of backgrounds. I was from a working-class town, and nobody expected me to go into further education. However, I was given an opportunity to study at a widening participation university and I fell in love with my subject area and eventually went on to do my PhD."
Dr Michael Palkowski

Senior lecturer, sustainable tourism and development

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

Banking and finance are practical, career-focused subjects. As far as possible, learning methods will reflect the tasks you'll be expected to carry out when you start work.

With an emphasis on learning practical skills, underpinned by a sound knowledge of key principles, theories and regulations, you'll learn in ways that include:

Field trips to companies and financial institutions to see how professional banking and finance professionals operate.

Teamwork, to share ideas and insights and produce work together.

Guest speakers representing a cross-section of finance and business expertise.

Practical tasks. For example, learn how to trade in stocks and shares with our trading platform. This will develop investment management skills that will positively impact your CV.

Lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops.

    Guided independent study

    You will be expected to undertake a great deal of independent study outside of formal teaching time, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, financial databases, handbooks, notes and other resources.

    Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Academic support

    Our academic support team provides help in a range of areas - including learning and disability support.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    The approximate percentages for this course are:

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a range of assessments including exams, coursework, and portfolio development.

More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford


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What our students and staff say

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I had an amazing three years. The support from lecturers is really helpful and encouraging. Classes are generally small so lecturers and seminar leaders are always happy to give feedback. I loved the course and covered some very interesting topics, many of which have helped me land the job I have today."

Sonji Isaac

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I loved my time at UEL, the university promotes an inclusive environment with a wide range of opportunities for all. The lecturing is excellent, and the support offered helped me achieve a first."

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