|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
The past 20 years have seen banks and financial markets become increasingly globalised. Deregulation and advances in technology have empowered banks to expand their offerings, making them an integral component of all financial sectors.
This professionally accredited course combines academic rigor with practical financial skills to meet the needs of demanding careers in banking and finance. You have access to Bloomberg Financial Market Labs in our virtual trading floor, where you can practise trading and analysing financial data.
You explore topics including:
- why banks exist and how they operate in the modern economy
- current issues in modern banking
- banking sector regulation
- the global financial system
- the role of the investor, analyst, academic and policy maker
Your first year ensures you experience a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to topics such as accounting, management, marketing and economics.
Essex is one of just three UK universities to have received Q-Step Affiliate status, including for our BSc Banking and Finance, to support the way we develop the quantitative skills of our graduates.
This means we can provide work placement bursaries to develop your skills in evaluating numerical evidence, analysing data and designing research. We also offer the opportunity to follow a specialised degree path, where you graduate with enhanced quantitative skills. These are evidenced on your degree transcript to help give you the competitive edge in the graduate job market.
BSc Banking and Finance is taught at Essex Business School, ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF, 2014). Our finance group is one of the largest in the UK and our focus on ethical management means you graduate with the ability to make sound, responsible financial decisions.
Our students and staff join us from all over the world, so you join an international business community.
This course can also be taken with an optional study abroad or placement year.
Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Introduction to Management and Marketing
Economics for Business
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development
Introduction to Banking
International Financial Institutions and Policy
Foundations of Finance (optional)
Financial Reporting and Analysis (optional)
Options and Futures
Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
Empirical Finance (optional)
Behavioural Finance (optional)
International Finance (optional)
Development Finance and Microcredit (optional)
Our graduates enjoy careers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy, working for high-profile organisations, including:
Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership