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Banking and Finance with a Professional Placement Year

Cardiff University
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Cardiff
English

Program description

Banking and Finance with a Professional Placement Year

The Banking and Finance degree course is of particular interest to those wishing to enter the financial sector. It will provide you with the opportunity to acquire specialist economic knowledge of the operation of the monetary and financial sectors.

In addition to providing you with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, it also provides exemptions from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
The programme will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge, both theoretical and practical, through the professional placement year, to take on responsible positions early in a variety of careers in various sectors of banking and finance. 

Distinctive Features

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • Economic principles with an emphasis on issues relating to Banking and Finance.
  • The central role of year two core modules of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics implicit to the Banking and Finance degree course.
  • The core specialist modules of Money, Banking and Finance (year two) and Economics of Banking, Financial Economics, and International Finance (year four) that explicitly define the degree.
  • The use of simulated financial trading to understand the behaviour of financial trading markets in the context of different micro financial structures

Admission requirements

AAB-ABB. Please note, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies will not be accepted.

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020

Year One

Core Modules

  • Applied Stats and Maths in Econ and Business
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Optional Modules

  • Legal Studies
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation
  • Contemporary Economic Issues
  • Economic History
  • Fundamentals of Finance

Year Two

Core Modules

  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Money Banking and Finance
  • Introductory Econometrics

Optional Modules

  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Law of Commerce, Banking and Investment
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Performance and Financial Management
  • British Economy
  • Economics of the EU
  • Managerial Economics
  • State, Business and the British Economy in the Twentieth Century

Year Three: Sandwich Year

Core Modules

  • Professional Placement

Year Four

Core Modules

  • Financial Economics
  • International Finance
  • Economics of Banking

Optional Modules

  • Financial Derivatives
  • Econometrics
  • International Economic History
  • Labour Economics
  • International Trade
  • Industrial Economics
  • Economic Statistics in Theory and Practice
  • Corporate Reporting and Finance
  • Development Economics
  • Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Ethics and Morality of Business

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

The full tuition fees for UK & EU Students is £9,000.The tuition fees for Students from outside the EU is £18,450

Qualification

What skills will I practise and develop?

As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. These will allow you to:

  • Grasp complex issues with confidence
  • Ask the right questions of complex texts
  • Have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically
  • Identify and apply relevant data
  • Develop practical research skills
  • Propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence
  • Communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
  • Sourcing, interpreting and presenting relevant numerical information – to support the composition of projects reports and business cases
  • Work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • Work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • Use IT programmes and standard software packages, where appropriate
  • Take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development.

Career opportunities

Career Prospects

Our business degrees give students a broad range of skills which are valued by a range of employers in the private and public sectors. In 2015/16, 92% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

In addition to the central University Careers Service, our students benefit from a dedicated on-site Careers and Placements service to help them find internships, job opportunities and to access business-industry specific advice, training and guidance.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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CF10 3AT Cardiff

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