N302 G BSc/Fin (Extended)
Our extended degree is a 4-year programme. In the first year we teach you the baseline academic skills to excel in your degree.
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3 years full time
4-6 years part time
4 years sandwich programme
BSc Hons Finance and Investment Banking is an undergraduate degree in the UK recognised by the CFA Institute. Combined with our tailored courses to develop your knowledge of finance, this will help set your career path in banking, investment or trading.
You will study core and optional courses covering topics including financial and management accounting, quantitative analysis and systems, international corporate finance, investment management, and banking principles, practice and regulation.
We have strong connections with companies in Canary Wharf, one of the financial centres. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to start your career.
You will have the option to undertake a work placement providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates. Previous students have secured placement years at Barclays, Northern Trust, State Street and Goldman Sachs (global investment bankers).
You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.
We are actively improving job prospects for graduates through the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.
This degree is recognised by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. CFA Institute exams are considered the gold standard for measuring competency and integrity in investment professionals. This course covers at least 70% of Level 1 of the CFA Program, so you will be prepared to take the exam upon graduation.
Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.
We will encourage you to join the Trading and Investment society and take part in competitions such as the UK Trading Challenge. We are proud that our team of first year Greenwich students won the competition, beating teams from many other universities.
You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.
Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked:
- Third in London for course satisfaction by the Guardian University Guide 2016
- Third in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.
Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.
We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.
The aims of this degree are:
- To develop your financial knowledge in the context of the global economy
- To equip you with the skills required for a complex and changing business environment.
This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).
The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.
What you'll study
Applicants from a UK educational background:
120 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.
GCSE mathematics with a minimum of grade B and English language with a minimum of grade C are required.
We also accept:
- International Baccalaureate
- Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8331 9000.
Applicants from a non-UK educational background:
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.
If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.
For more information, contact email@example.com or +44 20 8331 8136.
Applicants with professional qualifications and/or four or more years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
We welcome applications from mature students.
Through examinations and in-course assignments, including a dissertation focusing on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of a practical investment problem.
This undergraduate degree recognised by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. It covers at least 70% of Level 1 of the CFA Program, so you will be prepared to take the exam upon graduation.
Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).
Graduates can pursue employment in a range of areas. Specialist fields may include investment banking, asset management, wholesale and retail banking, insurance, treasury operations and consultancy.
The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
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