Course summary

The Finance BSc Honours will enable you to develop your understanding of modern finance theories and applications. The course enhances your analytical abilities, together with the team-working, problem-solving, communication skills and commercial awareness needed in a complex global financial world. You will gain a broader understanding of the socio-economic, legal and professional environment within which finance operates. You will also acquire the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

A unique feature of this course is that you will be able to use Westminster Business School’s Financial Markets Suite (FMS). The FMS utilises the Bloomberg platform, a state-of-the-art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions. All of our final year students get an early career immersion experience of using this powerful database to make informed financial decisions.

The skills and knowledge you develop will open up a range of job opportunities in areas such as asset financing, banking, financial planning, hedge funds, investment analysis, risk management, stockbroking, wealth management and treasury. The course is also designed to help your progression to professional qualifications and matches the needs of relevant professional bodies.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Corporate Financial Accounting
  • Global Business Environment
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Financial Markets
  • Mathematics for Finance

Credit Level 4

You will also have the opportunity to take an optional module that broadens your skills or helps you to gain more in-depth knowledge of your specialist area; you may also choose a foreign language as your option module.

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modelling and Statistics
  • Professional and Research Skills for Finance
  • Securities Analysis

Plus two options from Corporate Governance, Law and the Business and other areas of business including languages.

Credit Level 5

Placement or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and 3 you can undertake a one-year, full-time business placement. Alternatively, you could study abroad this year at one of our partner institutions. You can also choose to split your year abroad into a first-semester exchange and a second-semester work placement, both conducted overseas, or undertake a placement year overseas.

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Risk Management

Credit Level 6

Plus two options from Dissertation, Banking Theory and Practice, Global Financial Markets and Institutions and other areas of business including languages.

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels - BBC
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSEs - minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

Careers

Career path

When you successfully complete the BSc Finance Degree you may work in the following jobs: Fund Manager, Financial Analyst, Assets Manager, Investment Manager, Investment Banker, Corporate Banker, Corporate Finance Specialist, Treasury Specialist, Stockbroker, Finance Departments of Public and Private Companies and other related Finance jobs.

Career development centre

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With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course,
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience,
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability,
  • market yourself effectively to employers,
  • write better CVs and application forms,
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills,
  • plan your career with our careers consultants,
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 12, 2019
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13,400 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,250 (fees per academic year)
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