The BSc Finance and Investment (Hons) programme at Birmingham City University is focused on a practical application of financial skills in the investing world, qualities that are in high demand in modern business.
Designed to equip you with technical knowledge and skills in line with the Investment Management Certificate qualification from the Chartered Financial Analyst Society UK*, as well as a range of employability attributes, the course will encourage your development and commitment in becoming an investment professional.
As you progress, you will become more effective and creative in problem solving, as well as being able to critically advise individuals and companies in the UK and internationally.
The course also has the option of a sandwich year, wherein you'll get to go on a year-long industry placement, giving you invaluable real-world employment experience.
What's covered in the course?
During the second and final year of the programme, there will be more flexible learning opportunities that will enable you to specialise in particular subject areas, as well as allowing you to tailor your programme to a specific career path. There will also be opportunities to experience different graduate roles, with a wide variety of placements and internships on offer to compliment your studies.
Based at the University’s new campus in the UK’s second city, you’ll live and study in a vibrant environment and engage with local, national and international businesses. You will be taught by highly qualified academics with industrial and professional experience.
The finance specialism and professional alignment of the programme enables progression into a career as a fund manager, financial analyst, investment banker or financial manager.
In order to apply and enhance the skills you learn from the course, you will have the option to undertake a year-long work placement in the UK or overseas. Shorter-term work placements, voluntary work and internships will also be available.
We boast partnerships with businesses across the globe, including AXA Insurance, HSBC, Lloyds Bank and PwC.
- Introduction to Finance
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Principles of Economics
- Quantitative Methods for Finance
- Applied Accounting
- Financial Information Systems
- Financial Analysis for Investment
- Financial Reporting
- Risk Management
- Financial Modelling
- Optional Modules
- Banking, Financial Markets and Institutions
- Financial Derivatives
- Equity and Fixed Income Securities
- Investment and Portfolio Management
- Optional Modules
- 36 months
- 60 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
BBC or 112 UCAS tariff points from A/AS Level with a minimum of 2 A Levels.
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. Equivalent qualifications will be considered.
International13200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13200 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
Part-time fee- £6,200 per 80 credits
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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