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BScBanking, Finance and Modern Languages

University of Essex United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £13,350.00 per year
Course code NRH9
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This course combines the study of banking and finance with the opportunity to learn up to two languages. Being multi-lingual can give you the edge in the graduate jobs market, enabling you to communicate with colleagues, customers and business contacts around the world.

You are taught by leading academics, including those with industry backgrounds. You acquire a strong grasp of financial theory, develop practical skills and have access to our cutting-edge virtual trading floor.

Topics include:

- why do banks exist and how do they operate?
- current issues and critiques of modern banking
- different perspectives on the global financial system, including the viewpoint of investors, analysts academics and policy-makers

BSc Banking, Finance and Modern Languages is run by Essex Business School, where more than two-thirds of research is rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). We are ranked in the UK’s top 20 business schools by the Chartered Association of Business Schools and attract students and staff from across the globe.

Your language modules are taught by the Department of Language and Linguistics. The department is ranked in the UK’s top 10 for research (REF, 2014) and among the Top 150 departments on the planet (QS World University Rankings).

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Finance
Research and Study Skills for Professional Development
Intensive Initial Spanish (Double Module) (optional)

Year 2

Corporate Finance
Portfolio Analysis
Introduction to Banking
Financial Modelling
Successful Futures
Advanced Spanish (optional)
Lower Intermediate French (optional)

Final year

International Banking
Options and Futures
Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Mastery Level Spanish (optional)
Higher Intermediate French (optional)
Behavioural Finance (optional)

Career opportunities

By studying languages alongside banking and finance, you can gain a competitive edge in the global jobs market and may even be able to work overseas. Your year abroad can also increase your employability by developing your confidence, independence and maturity.

Our recent graduates have progressed to work for organisations such as:

Bank of England
John Lewis Partnership

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States