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Master the art and science behind the financial markets and develop a deep understanding of the wider business world. Our CISI-recognised BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment Management course lays the foundations for a range of rewarding careers in this fascinating industry. 

The core focus of our teaching is about preparing you for employment. Key modules include Careers in Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance – both designed to build practical knowledge of working in the industry. 

And you won’t just be learning about investing in the classroom. You’ll also be putting your skills into practice in our on-site trading room, complete with industry-standard professional Bloomberg terminals that reflect live, real-life market developments. 

Between your second and final years, you can choose to deepen your understanding even further through a year-long work placement – gaining valuable hands-on experience within financial organisations including the Royal Bank of Scotland or the Bank of England. 

This course is highly rated by students, receiving a 90% overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2020. Recent graduates are now working for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Bloomberg, Deloitte and Brewin Dolphin. 

The University are actively seeking Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditation from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) for the programme, however this is subject to approval by the accrediting body.

 

Master the art and science behind the financial markets and develop a deep understanding of the wider business world. Our CISI-recognised BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment Management course lays the foundations for a range of rewarding careers in this fascinating industry. 

The core focus of our teaching is about preparing you for employment. Key modules include Careers in Accounting, Economics and Finance, and Professional Practice in Accounting, Economics and Finance – both designed to build practical knowledge of working in the industry. 

And you won’t just be learning about investing in the classroom. You’ll also be putting your skills into practice in our on-site trading room, complete with industry-standard professional Bloomberg terminals that reflect live, real-life market developments. 

Between your second and final years, you can choose to deepen your understanding even further through a year-long work placement – gaining valuable hands-on experience within financial organisations including the Royal Bank of Scotland or the Bank of England. 

This course is highly rated by students, receiving a 90% overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2020. Recent graduates are now working for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Bloomberg, Deloitte and Brewin Dolphin. 

The University are actively seeking Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditation from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) for the programme, however this is subject to approval by the accrediting body.

 

Course Information

UCAS Code
N395

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 year sandwich

Department
Newcastle Business School

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2021

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Finance. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops. The emphasis is on deepening your understanding of the intricacies of the financial world, considering the needs of each organisation and the different types of financial instruments available before moving on to the essential elements in risk management – credit and market risk, interest rate, liquidity and operational risk. 

Following an introduction to key finance theories and principles, a full range of modules covers the financial investment landscape from business and financial analysis and risk, through to investment management, decision making, personal finance and more.    

Alongside our teaching, you’ll benefit from a well-designed support system, to help you develop the academic study skills you need. And we make sure that we build extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, into the course. If you’re a non-UK student, you can choose optional sessions to help you develop both your academic language and study skills. 

As well as assignments, portfolios and presentations, you’ll also complete an extended piece of work such as a dissertation, management enquiry or consultancy report. And when it comes to assessing your learning, we know that every student has different needs, strengths and topics they’re passionate about – which means your work will always be considered on an individual basis.  

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Finance. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the UK’s best business management education. We’re part of an elite group of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting. 

Many of our staff are current or former working professionals from the banking, finance and accounting industries – including qualified management and financial accountants. The School’s teaching team is always looking to explore new fields of knowledge and generate ground-breaking concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies were assessed as internationally excellent or world leading in REF 2014.

Book an Open Day / Experience Finance and Investment Management BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Finance. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

At Newcastle Business School you’ll experience a first-class education in a world-class environment. From our social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. For example, the 24/7 university library achieves some of the highest levels of student satisfaction in the UK and has held the Cabinet Office accreditation for Customer Service Excellence since 2010. 

We’re also committed to helping you make the most of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) by embedding it throughout the course. Tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists are there to help you efficiently and thoroughly prepare for seminars and independent research. Lecture capture software means you can review previous lectures online in your time, as well as at your speed.  

On the School’s ground floor, you’ll find our innovative Bloomberg Trading Room. It’s where you can put your financial and analytical skills to the test in a simulated trading environment using fully equipped Bloomberg terminals. 

What’s more, there are plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice through volunteering, internships and placements. This includes the Business Clinic that enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses. 

 

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Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Finance. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

With us, your learning will be influenced and inspired by our teaching team’s active research into their specialist subjects. These include equity financing, systemic risk and consumer credit. 

All modules reflect a research-rich approach that will help you become a more critical, reflective and independent thinker. You’ll become skilled in formulating questions, critiquing different interpretations – and developing well-founded arguments. In the final year of the course, you’ll undertake a significant investigation either as a dissertation or consultancy project. 

 

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Newcastle Business School (NBS) is the 8th most improved Business School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) National Assessment.

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A number of the course’s modules have been specifically developed to meet the academic criteria of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) – making it easier for you to take their exams after graduation. 

Our Careers and Employment Service are there to help kick-start your next steps through workshops, one-to-one advice and networking opportunities. 

Once you complete your studies, you’ll be ready to pursue career paths across the financial sector – from financial services and banking, to advisory work in finance and insurance both in the UK and around the world. Examples of recent graduate progression from this course include the graduate management trainee scheme at Lloyds Banking Group, an internship at KPMG and banking supervision at the Bank of Russia.  

Should you wish to push your knowledge even further, the course also prepares you for postgraduate study – for example, on our MSc in International Finance and Investment

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have strong employability as a Northumbria graduate as every module of Northumbria Business School courses reinforces what you need to succeed. This includes the transferable skills that really matter to employers such as critical reflection and self-learning, collaboration and curiosity, and the ability to solve problems in sustainable and ethical ways. 

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

128 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths, Statistics, or Physics at minimum grade 6/B and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or equivalents.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants shoud have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualific

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.



EU Fee in Year 1: £16,000

** You may be eligible for an EU Undergraduate Scholarship


International Fee in Year 1: £16,000

 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Optional text book costs - Whilst books are available via the University Library, there are various advised/recommended books you may wish to purchase throughout the duration of the course, costs are approximately £1,080.00 (£60 per module, 6 modules per year). Optional educational trip to New York - Whilst students are not expected to attend, the trip is organised with their programme in mind, visiting relevant talks, points of interest. This trip happens annually (students normally attending once) with a cost of approximately £1100.00.



Scholarships and Discounts

Scholarships and Discounts have not been announced for 2021/22 entry, please use the links below as in indication of what schemes are available for 2020/21 entry.

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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