BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Banking and Finance

BSc (Hons)  |  Placement Year:   No

Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy and this course prepares you to takle it head on. In recent years, forces such as globalisation, technological change, deregulation and international integration have fundamentally transformed the banking and financial services sector. Banks have responded to growing competitive pressure by diversifying into new activities. Insurance companies and pension funds have also grown rapidly and non-bank institutions such as supermarkets and telecommunications firms now compete directly in financial services markets.

A degree in Banking and Finance offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of financial services and financial markets, and to analyse the broader role of the financial sector in the national and global economies.

Programme description

Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy and this course prepares you to takle it head on. In recent years, forces such as globalisation, technological change, deregulation and international integration have fundamentally transformed the banking and financial services sector. Banks have responded to growing competitive pressure by diversifying into new activities. Insurance companies and pension funds have also grown rapidly and non-bank institutions such as supermarkets and telecommunications firms now compete directly in financial services markets.

A degree in Banking and Finance offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of financial services and financial markets, and to analyse the broader role of the financial sector in the national and global economies.

Key Modules
  • Bangor Business School is ranked amongst the top 25 institutions in the world for Banking research (RePEc, as of September 2017).
  • We have world-renowned experts in Banking teaching on this course.
  • Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation.
  • During the course you will study within a multidisciplinary School that employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects, including Accounting, Banking, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.
  • All single honours students taking degrees within Bangor Business School, including this course, follow the same modules in year 1, so you are allowed to change to another Business School degree anytime up to the start of year 2.
  • Our students take part in national competitions such as the IBM Business Challenge.
  • A Careers and Employability Fair is held every year and provides an opportunity for students to meet recruiters and learn more about post-graduation employment options.
  • We arrange a varied programme of guest lectures. Recent speakers have included the Chief Executive of the Scottish Premier League, the Chief Operating Officer of No. 10 & 11 Downing Street, and the Head of IT Security at HSBC.
  • We have excellent computing facilities and you will have the chance to develop your skills in data analysis and report preparation.
  • Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees in business and finance subjects
Module & Subject
Year 1

You take 10 core modules plus 2 options.

Core modules:

  • Quantitative Methods (double)
  • Intro to Business and Management
  • Management & Financial Accounting (double)
  • CORE Economics (double)
  • Business Study Skills
  • Introduction to Marketing  
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
Year 2

Core modules:

  • Comparative Banking (double)
  • Finance (double)
  • Probability and Optimisation
  • Statistical Methods
  • Macroeconomics
  • Investment
  • Microeconomics (double)
  • Optional modules
Year 3

Core modules:

  • International Banking
  • Advanced Investment Theory and Practice
  • Investment Banking
  • Money and Banking
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (double)
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Optional modules. If you choose to follow the Dissertation module you will receive personal supervision from a member of staff.
Entry Requirements
  • 120 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0)
  • If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2.

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER