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Banking and Finance (with Placement Year)
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Banking and Finance (with Placement Year)

Middlesex University
On campus
 2100 Points
4 Years

Program Description

Our banking and finance degree gives you the specialist knowledge, skills and experience to succeed in a sector that influences the success of our global economy. London is one of the best cities in the world to study finance, which means our BSc in finance will give you the essential skills to pursue international career opportunities in banking, insurance and accountancy.

With the flexibility to study over three or four years – the latter with a year-long paid industry placement – you’ll build your specialist economic knowledge, gain experience of the operations, strategy and regulatory functions of banking and finance, and learn the practical skills you need to succeed in one of most important global sectors.

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

- A free electronic textbook for every module
- All printing and copying required for your study.
- Self-service laptops available for loan for a maximum of 24 hours
- Audio-visual equipment available for loan, including digital stills cameras, digital video recorders, digital audio recorders.

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Year 1

Financial Accounting

Financial Data Analysis

Financial Markets and Institutions

Decision Theory

Year 2

Banking Theory and Practice

Securities and Derivatives

Financial Mathematics

Placement Year

Year with Placement

Year 4

Financial Risk Management in Banking

Investment Analysis

Applied Financial Econometrics

Ethics and Sustainability


You will graduate primed with the professional knowledge and skills for a career in the banking and finance sector, and be well prepared for postgraduate study. The finance industry offers a wealth of career options for determined graduates within areas such as:

  • banks and building societies
  • insurance
  • accountancy within either audit
  • tax or an accountancy business, or managing investment and pension funds

The roles are just as varied and can include:

  • Trainee Accountant
  • Claims Negotiator
  • Self Ledger Clerk
  • Finance Secretary
  • Sales

Previous graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles in prestigious organisations including:

  • Bensons Accountants
  • Tradewise
  • London Eye
  • South Sudan Women’s Skills Development
  • Honda

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