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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 12750

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About Finance at Westminster Business School, London, University of Westminster

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), showing you how the markets operate in real time. The FMS utilises the Bloomberg platform, a state-of-the-art teaching and research resource used widely by leading global financial institutions.

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.

Westminster Business School has been selected as a Centre of Excellence in financial markets by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). The CISI is the largest professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally.

As well as a firm grounding in finance fundamentals alongside core modules in management, the course offers you the opportunity to study a wide variety of specialist finance modules including banking, corporate finance, corporate governance, financial markets, financial modelling and statistics, investments, portfolio management, risk management, and securities analysis.

Teaching methods focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning (including group work) designed to engage your interest in the finance subject area. Assessment methods may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, and in-class tests as well as time-constrained exams.

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.

Examples of where BSc Finance graduates found jobs include:

  • Front Office Analyst (RBS)
  • Analyst (Goldman Sachs)
  • Analyst (Clearbrook Capital Partners LLP)
  • Analyst (Citi); Project Manager (ProFinda)
  • Cash Equity Trading (UBS)
  • Insurance Broker (Motorcade Insurance).

If you are studying a Bachelor's degree at Westminster Business School, you can choose to take a year's break from your studies in your third year to do a placement.  

A placement year is a great way of gaining practical work experience within an industry relevant to your studies. It increases your confidence and skills, and boosts your employability. It gives you a chance to apply the theoretical techniques you have learnt during your undergraduate degree so far to a real business environment while you work as a member of an established organisation.

Find out more about placements

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

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

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

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Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

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Additional costs

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International tuition fee: £12,750 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

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International student funding

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Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

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Entry requirements

Typical offer

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

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

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.

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Typical offer

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.

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