In addition to providing you with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, the Banking and Finance with a Professional Placement Year course from Cardiff University also provides exemptions from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
The programme will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge, both theoretical and practical, through the professional placement year, to take on responsible positions early in a variety of careers in various sectors of banking and finance.
Distinctive features of the course include:
- economic principles with an emphasis on issues relating to Banking and Finance.
- the central role of year two core modules of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics implicit to the Banking and Finance degree course.
- the core specialist modules of Money, Banking and Finance (year two) and Economics of Banking, Financial Economics, and International Finance (year four) that explicitly define the degree.
- the use of simulated financial trading to understand the behaviour of financial trading markets in the context of different micro financial structures
Our business degrees give students a broad range of skills which are valued by a range of employers in the private and public sectors. In 2015/16, 92% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.
In addition to the central University Careers Service, our students benefit from a dedicated on-site Careers and Placements service to help them find internships, job opportunities and to access business-industry specific advice, training and guidance.
Students are responsible for finding their own placements, though support will be given by the School’s employability team. Students unable to secure a suitable placement will be permitted to transfer to the equivalent ‘non-placement’ programme, assuming the relevant academic requirements are met. Placements can be conducted in English or in Welsh.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Applied Stats and Maths in Econ and Business
- Macroeconomic Theory
- Microeconomic Theory
- Money Banking and Finance
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- AAB-ABB. Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
- The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level
- DDD-DDM in a BTEC Extended Diploma in Business.
- IB 34-32 overall or 666-665 in 3 HL subjects.
- If you are offering non-UK qualifications, our qualification equivalences guide should allow you to calculate what kind of offer you are likely to receive.
- We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects.
International19700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19700 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 48 months.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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