Middlesex University London

Financial Services (Top-up) BA Honours

  • Why study this financial services (Top-up) course with us
  • This is a one-year advanced financial services course designed to provide you with the financial knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed. Your studies will cover the emerging needs of an increasingly global financial services market, including building societies, banks, insurance, investment management, and much more. It’ll build on your existing knowledge to ensure that you’re meeting and exceeding the demands of the financial sector.
  • You’ll learn how to apply analytical quantitative techniques to a range of fiscal subject areas. Additionally, you’ll extend your understanding and application of economics theory in finance. Beyond theory, you’ll graduate with a proficiency in financial software programmes like Minitab and SPSS, equipping you with transferable skills for a career in finance.
  • Our London campus offers you plenty of access to some of the world’s biggest financial institutions and start-ups so you’re able to build professional experience before you graduate.
  • Gain transferable skills with our course
  • Throughout your time with us, you’ll work with specific software that’s used within the industry to best prepare you for your career. In the Financial Markets Lab, a state-of-the-art facility you’ll have access to, you’ll be trained on how to use Bloomberg and Datastream financial software. You’ll even have an opportunity to gain a CIMA certificate following training on Sage accounting software. In addition, you’ll have access to cutting edge business resources, which include the Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub.
  • All this opens a lot of different career doors. Previous graduates have gone on to work as accounting technicians, accountants, financial advisors, insurance brokers, and many others.
  • Get the support you need
  • From your Personal Tutor to your Graduate Academic Assistant, each one has studied your subject and will provide the support to help you based on their own experience.
  • If you need a little help with writing, numeracy or library skills, we can help with that too.
  • Entry Requirements

    • In addition to qualifications such as A level and International Baccalaureate, we accept a wide range of international qualifications.

      Find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country on the relevant support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest regional office for support.

      English language requirements for international students

      You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications. For some EU countries, we may be able to accept English language competency evidenced through your high school qualification. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive pre-sessional English course.

      Visas and immigration

      In order to study in the UK, you will need to apply for a student route visa. Please see our visas and immigration page for further information.

    Career Prospects


    • Building on your financial services background, you will gain a thorough knowledge of finance theory and policy; international monetary theory and policy and the operations of modern financial institutions including services, products, risks, and markets.
    • Through studying the course core modules you will explore the issues involved in delivering financial services in a real-world context, examining regulatory and ethical issues. You will also develop an understanding of the theory and practice of financial data analysis and the marketing approaches employed in the sector. Further modules will train you in the marketing function of financial services, and quantitative and computing methods applicable to fiscal sectors.

    What will you gain?

    You will develop a suite of transferable skills including the analytical, numerical (finding and evaluating information) and information technology skills required for financial services professionals. Alongside this you will learn to write effectively for business and communicate more proficiently in both written and spoken form.

    Course Details

    • Our London campus means you’ll have access to some of the world’s biggest financial institutions and start-ups so you’re able to build professional experience before you graduate.
    • Access to Financial Markets Lab, a state-of-the-art facility where you’ll be trained on how to use Bloomberg and Datastream financial software.

    • An opportunity to gain a CIMA certificate following training on Sage accounting software. In addition to access to Chartered Management Institute's Management Direct Resource Hub.
    • Graduate with a proficiency in financial software programmes like Minitab and SPSS, equipping you with transferable skills for a career in finance.

    Year 3

    Global Issues in Financial Services (30 credits) – Compulsory
    Marketing for Financial Services (30 credits) – Compulsory
    Financial Data Analysis (30 credits) – Compulsory
    International Finance (30 credits) - Optional (Compulsory Jan Start)
    Business Finance (30 credits) – Optional
    Investment Analysis (30 credits) – Optional

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