International Banking and Finance (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)
Full Time: 1 Year
September and January
Full Time: £9,250
Full Time: £13,900
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This course is specifically designed for holders of HND qualifications or similar UK and international qualifications. The award allows you to gain a full honours degree in one year.
This is a research driven programme focusing on contemporary issues within the challenging global banking and finance sector. You will gain up-to date technical and professional skills, through specially designed modules namely Contemporary Issues in Banking, Risk Management in Banking and a dedicated project in International Banking and Finance.
List of modules
International Money and Finance (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC3007Status: CompulsoryThis module appraises the increasingly important aspect of multinational financial management in dynamic international business. It critically analyses the attractions and limitations of doing business in a global market identifying the additional inherent risks that global market exposure produces and strategies in managing the global firm.
Corporate Finance (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC3009Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to equip students with theoretical and practical skills in contemporary corporate finance. Apart from developing a greater understanding of the complexities of corporate financial management and risk students will be exposed to risk management practices and methods to manage such risks.
Corporate Governance (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC3017Status: DesignateThe purpose of this module is to examine the practice and key issues of governance within organisations in the national and multinational context. The module combines theories codes and regulations corporate social responsibility and ethics in addressing how modern corporations could adopt effective governance to manage their role and place in the society.
Global Banking (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC3019Status: CompulsoryThis module provides a comprehensive framework to evaluate the role of the banking industry in the global financial makets. Through a combination of case studies and theories the module covers a wide range of comtemporary banking and financial markets issues from asset & liability and risk management of financial institutions through financial crises and regulation to financial technology and innovation.
Contemporary Issues in International Banking (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC3026Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to develop students' understanding of the complexity of the international financial systems and the issues multinational banks face in different jurisdictions. The module will cover historical and current developments towards the development of the `new? financial systems architecture and the challenge for harmonisation.
Risk Management in Banking (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC3027Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to prepare the students for roles in treasury and risk management. Asset and Liability management is core to the sustainability of financial institutions especially banks hence this module focuses on the tools techniques and models of bank risk measurement and management.
Banking and Finance Project (20 Credits)
Module code: ACC4007Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to apply knowledge gained on the programme to carry out an independent project in international banking and finance. The focus is on the implications of environmental changes to the structure and performance of global banking groups.
- International Money and Finance (20 Credits)
Your application will be considered if you have successfully completed the first two years of a relevant business, economics, accounting or finance degree, or HND (or equivalent overseas qualification such as the Chinese Dazhuan).
If you hold a qualification at Level 5 or above in a relevant area, your application may also be eligible subject to a satisfactory module mapping.
In addition, you should hold Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
For information on how to apply to study with us as an International student, please see our How to apply for International Study page.
21/22 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK Full Time: £9,250
- International Full Time: £13,900
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
20/21 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK/EU Full Time: £9,250
- International Full Time: £13,750
There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.
How will I learn?
For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops and usually 16 hours per week. We recommend that you spend ten hours per week in self-directed study time.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment for the Banking and Financial Planning Top-up involve case-based reports, essays, exams and a research project. We place particular emphasis upon developing your skills in independent study.
Careers and Employability
The UK is the centre for financial services and the largest sector for employment.
Those with knowledge in the field of financial services will find employment in international financial institutions in various roles such as analyst, financial adviser/manager roles, investment banker/analyst and compliance roles.
Please see the National Careers Service website for job description and earnings for banking and financial roles. Students graduating from this course can choose to progress onto a full-time postgraduate programme. This will enable you to focus your studies in a specialist area or gain a general management qualification such as the MBA.