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Overview

Banking and Finance (with Foundation Year) (Hons) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is contemporary and broad-based, combining a foundation in economics with specialist banking and finance modules.

Explore tax and investment planning, credit, portfolio and risk management and other practical issues from an international perspective.

Study research methodologies from both economic and finance perspectives and explore new regulations created in the wake of the financial crisis. Develop technical and critical thinking skills in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Careers / Further study

Banking and Finance at UWE Bristol produces graduates who are work-ready and have the knowledge and critical skills to succeed.

This course is an ideal launch pad for a career in banking, accountancy, insurance, financial planning and analysis, investment and pensions and advisory roles in both the public and private sector.

Our graduates have roles with Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, investment banks (for example, Arbuthnot Latham), GE Asset Management and Handelsbanken.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Four years full-time; five years sandwich

  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Statistics and Data Management
  • Academic Development for Accounting and Finance

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    50

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Tariff points: 48
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: No specific subjects required.
  • Access: No specific subjects required.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.
  • Irish Highers: no specific subjects required.

All applicants will also require:

  • GCSE subjects: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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