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International Finance (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Overview Updated 15/07/2020

The BSc International Finance Top Up equips international students with the knowledge, language and practical skills required to  operate effectively in economies where there is strong demand for international trade and finance.  This highly practical programme focuses on contemporary issues in international banking and trading goods globally, and the efficiency of international trade and finance arrangements.

There is a strong focus on English language skills throughout the programme, with scaffolded support for language development and opportunities to apply theoretical learning in practical activities.

Course

Highlights

  • Strong and balanced focus on international trade, finance and banking.
  • Bridges the employability gap for careers in finance-related functions in a wide range of industries

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

Core knowledge will be gained through a mix of workshops, seminars, and directed readings. This is a Level-6 course, so students are expected to take responsibility for a significant proportion of their learning; however, the compulsory EDU3062 – Academic Conventions for International Business and ACC4007 – Banking and Finance Project are designed to provide more intensive support for international learners who may not have been accorded such autonomy in their previous learning. Students will also be prepared for the requirements of degree level study in the workshops that are held to support the Research Project. The key Finance and Banking modules will be taught using instructional scaffolding approach to promote deep learning, cognitive development and confidence in communication in English through interaction. Student independence is fostered through student-led seminars in some modules, group presentations and group projects which involve collaborative working with peers.  

Course Details

As a one-year top-up programme aimed at international students with a slightly lower IELTS score 5.5, the BSc International Finance programme has been designed with 40 credits in English language (Academic Conventions for Business EDU3062) and 80 credits in Finance. In order to meet the requirements of the QAA Finance Benchmark Statement and Level 6 of UK FHEQ, all the modules are incorporated theoretical considerations and practical applications of a wide range of finance concepts and topics, relating theory to practice, in an international context.

Students who join the programme will learn and develop knowledge and skills related to the operations of the financial systems, the constituents and structures of the financial markets and the interaction between those constituents and their behaviours. Thus, not only do the students study the technical knowledge and skills related to financial assets, financial instruments and risk management, but they also develop strong critical awareness for social, ethical, sustainability and regulatory issues encompassed in the financial activities and systems.

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Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are the ideal way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Our postgraduate qualifications will give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

MSc International Banking and Finance
MSc International Business Management

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 (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.

Entry Requirements

Edexcel / SQA, HND, a relevant Foundation Degree, Advanced Diploma, Chinese Dazhuan Diploma.

This course can only consider International Students whose first language is not English. Students are expected to join a pre-sessional English class before the programme starts.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

  • Academic Conventions for International Business (40 Credits)
    Module code: EDU3062
    Core Module Y
  • Global Banking (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3019
    Core Module N
  • International Trade Finance (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3036
    Core Module N
  • Import Export Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC3031
    Core Module N
  • Banking and Finance Project (20 Credits)
    Module code: ACC4007
    Core Module Y

 

Fees & Funding

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

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.

International: £13,750

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…


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Updated 15/07/2020

  • The BSc International Finance Top Up equips international students with the knowledge, language and practical skills required to  operate effectively in economies where there is strong demand for international trade and finance.  This highly practical programme focuses on contemporary issues in international banking and trading goods globally, and the efficiency of international trade and finance arrangements.

    There is a strong focus on English language skills throughout the programme, with scaffolded support for language development and opportunities to apply theoretical learning in practical activities.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Strong and balanced focus on international trade, finance and banking.
    • Bridges the employability gap for careers in finance-related functions in a wide range of industries
  • As a one-year top-up programme aimed at international students with a slightly lower IELTS score 5.5, the BSc International Finance programme has been designed with 40 credits in English language (Academic Conventions for Business EDU3062) and 80 credits in Finance. In order to meet the requirements of the QAA Finance Benchmark Statement and Level 6 of UK FHEQ, all the modules are incorporated theoretical considerations and practical applications of a wide range of finance concepts and topics, relating theory to practice, in an international context.

    Students who join the programme will learn and develop knowledge and skills related to the operations of the financial systems, the constituents and structures of the financial markets and the interaction between those constituents and their behaviours. Thus, not only do the students study the technical knowledge and skills related to financial assets, financial instruments and risk management, but they also develop strong critical awareness for social, ethical, sustainability and regulatory issues encompassed in the financial activities and systems.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    Core knowledge will be gained through a mix of workshops, seminars, and directed readings. This is a Level-6 course, so students are expected to take responsibility for a significant proportion of their learning; however, the compulsory EDU3062 – Academic Conventions for International Business and ACC4007 – Banking and Finance Project are designed to provide more intensive support for international learners who may not have been accorded such autonomy in their previous learning. Students will also be prepared for the requirements of degree level study in the workshops that are held to support the Research Project. The key Finance and Banking modules will be taught using instructional scaffolding approach to promote deep learning, cognitive development and confidence in communication in English through interaction. Student independence is fostered through student-led seminars in some modules, group presentations and group projects which involve collaborative working with peers.  

  • Edexcel / SQA, HND, a relevant Foundation Degree, Advanced Diploma, Chinese Dazhuan Diploma.

    This course can only consider International Students whose first language is not English. Students are expected to join a pre-sessional English class before the programme starts.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements
    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 5.5 (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.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Academic Conventions for International Business (40 Credits)
      Module code: EDU3062
      Core Module Y
    • Global Banking (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3019
      Core Module N
    • International Trade Finance (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3036
      Core Module N
    • Import Export Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC3031
      Core Module N
    • Banking and Finance Project (20 Credits)
      Module code: ACC4007
      Core Module Y

     

  • 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

    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.

    International: £13,750

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour