Available for January start

Course details

Study options

Full-time: 1 year, Part-time: 2 years

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Start dates

January, September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Course description

This one year top-up degree programme is designed specifically for students who have been unable to pursue a full degree programme in Banking and Finance previously. The BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-up) programme is aimed at students from a generalist background who want a specialist focus.

Banking and its role in the economy is rarely out of the headlines. This course takes you behind the rhetoric, complexities and controversies and, with an international focus, trains you to take your place in a key business sector.

Whether you are from the UK, EU or from overseas, if you have a business HND or equivalent or are about to complete your second year of university business studies, this final year degree top-up programme will give you the choice and flexibility to graduate with a Banking and Finance degree. The top-up is a particularly good financial deal for international students, who can obtain a globally recognised UK degree, at the cost of only one year of study in the UK.

Extremely relevant to today’s competitive job market, this course has been intuitively designed to combine modules in international economics and banking, financial accounting, management accounting and financial risk management. You’ll be able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the workings of financial markets and institutions, and analyse the impact of current international financial events.

You’ll learn how businesses use financial assets in their international activities and how international business is affected by changes in financial markets. You’ll also look at international banking and finance regulations, and their impact on business strategies. You gain practical skills and knowledge, allowing you to confidently approach international and finance-related companies, as well as employers in general business.

With an international flavour, the programme provides the knowledge, capability, and skills to pursue graduate employment opportunities across the globe. We’ll help you to develop the skills employers look for in their graduate employees, from report writing and analysis, through to presentation skills.

Keeping right up to date with what’s happening in the world economy, you will use actual case studies and benefit from the insight of expert speakers from the international financial sector. You will network with London City experts and share experience with many other international students. We’ll also help you develop the skills employers look for in their graduate employees, from report writing and analysis, through to presentation skills.

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What you will study

To complete the BA (Hons) Banking and Finance (Top-up), you'll study modules such as:

How you will learn

A wide range of coursework assessment methods are used on the course. Many are designed to improve your transferable skills. You may be creating strategy documents, international business analysis reports, creating presentations or videos, or analysing information from Bloomberg on international markets and organisations. You may be working alone or as part of a team and you may be marked on elements of reflective practice. You may be writing essays, creating a portfolio of relevant work or undertaking computer based assessments.

Feedback will be provided at every opportunity in order to enable you to monitor your own progress and development.

Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation degree, or have completed two years of a relevant three year undergraduate degree.

Relevant subjectsN/A

Typical entry requirements

Entry requirements

You need to have an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C (or grade 4) including Maths and English

Relevant subjectsN/A

When you apply, please send us a transcript of the modules you have already studied so that we can make sure that the HND or Foundation degree is compatible with the top-up programme.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

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Find out more about Banking and Finance (Top-Up)

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Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

2019/20 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£13,250 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

Setting sights on your future

The demand for graduates in the financial and banking sectors is considerable, and graduates could enter the sector at home or internationally.

The practical skills and knowledge obtained from the course will ensure you are employable in international and finance-related companies, as well as general business.

The course also provides another point of entry to the MSc programmes available at the University of Derby including MSc International Business and FinanceMSc International Business and MarketingMSc International Business and HRM and MSc International Business. You can enjoy 10% alumni discount when progressing onto a Masters programme.

Dr Eugene Michaels
Programme leader

An applied economist passionate about teaching, enthusiastic about research and keen on professional engagement. His role within the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences spans the full range of academic activities from teaching at all levels, to leading programmes, to keynote speaking and business consultancy and to applied research.

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Optional costs not included in your fees

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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