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Banking and Financial Planning BSc (Hons)

If you are seeking a career in the financial sector in the areas of banking, personal financial planning, investments or wealth management, this programme is ideal for you.

This vocationally orientated course helps prepare you for the world of financial planning and banking and provides you with a solid foundation for future employment within this sector or for further academic study.

Banking and Financial Planning differs from Accounting and Finance in that the subject is more analytical, requiring you to be investigative in your problem-solving. You will be encouraged to pursue further qualifications and engage in continuous professional development throughout your course so that you can enhance your future employment opportunities. You can opt to gain chartered status through membership of professional bodies such as the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

The degree is FCA accredited which means it meets the full qualification requirement to advise on retail investment products.

For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an international student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply - international students page.


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N390 (N391 with Foundation Framework)
Waterside Campus
Three years full-time; four years full-time with Foundation Framework or with optional work placement year.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer is around 112 UCAS points, grades BCC at A Level, or DMM at BTEC. Mathematics GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is also required.

Foundation Study Framework entry requirements: Admission to the foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications, or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

English Language requirements: All international and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level. For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.