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International Banking and Finance (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    N34A

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time

  • Starting:

    September and January

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £13,750

  • Location:

    Waterside

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


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.

Updated 15/10/2020

Highlights


  • Top-up to BSc (Hons)

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Course Content


  • 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.

      • Module code: ACC3007
        Status: Compulsory
        This 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.
      • Module code: ACC3009
        Status: Designate
        The 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.
      • Module code: ACC3017
        Status: Designate
        The 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.
      • Module code: ACC3019
        Status: Compulsory
        This module explains the place and importance of banking in the context of the global Financial Services industry and covers the practical aspects of international banking and financial markets. The focus is on the evolving structure and regulation of international financial markets their role and importance to the world economies.
      • Module code: ACC3026
        Status: Compulsory
        The 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.
      • Module code: ACC3027
        Status: Compulsory
        The 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.
      • Module code: ACC4007
        Status: Compulsory
        The 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module

    Additional costs

    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.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £13,750

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2019. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,750

  • Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

    Accounting and Finance MSc

    International Banking and Finance MSc

     

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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.