BSc (Hons) Financial and Investment Management

BSc (Hons) Financial and Investment Management

This course will provide you with a firm understanding of how finance, financial markets and investment analysis interact. You will focus on both theory and practical application, developing a solid understanding of key areas such as:

  • Corporate finance
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Investment portfolio management
  • Economics
  • Regulation and ethics.

You will learn how to apply these theories and concepts in financial markets. With a clear focus on your employability, you will have the opportunity to gain additional globally recognised qualification, including:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Introduction to Investment accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
  • Investment Foundation program accredited by the Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA)
  • A qualification from Bloomberg.

There will also be opportunities to engage with practising industry professionals, such as financial advisors and entrepreneurs. You will take part in work-related experiences and internships to gain experience of working in the industry. Through an exciting programme of guest speakers and training consultants from the likes of the Bank of England and the London stock Exchange, you will further enhance your knowledge and skills.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will prepare you for a career in a finance profession. You will develop numerical skills as well as an ability to analyse and problem solve. The knowledge you gain of global business organisations and issues will open up a range of career options beyond finance roles.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Chartered accountant
  • Data analyst
  • Economist
  • Management consultant
  • Mortgage adviser
  • Stockbroker

Course Details

Optional Placement Year

As with all of our Business courses, you have the option to go on a placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree. If you choose not to do a full year, you can do a shorter placement module in Year 2. You can also choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

Year 1

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
Principles of Applied Economics
Decisions in Personal Financial Planning
Developing Analysis Techniques
Bond and Equity Markets
Economic Policy and Practice

Year 2

International Finance
Financial Analysis and Application
Econometrics Modelling
Research Methods
Professional Placement
Business, Creativity and Opportunism Skills for the Workplace of Today
Financial Regulations and Ethics

Year 3

Research Investigation
Investment and Portfolio Management
Contemporary Business Economics
Multinational Corporations in Emerging Markets
Corporate Reporting and Analysis
Insurance and Risk Management

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