Be ready for the global market: our Money, Banking and Finance (MBF) with Language programmes combine the rigour of an economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance, plus competence in a modern European language.
Birmingham’s established MBF with Language programmes were developed in response to demand from employers in the financial services sector for informed, able graduates with a relevant degree and strong linguistic background. They are designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in this dynamic and fast-changing industry, whether in the UK or internationally, and should further enable you to gain exemptions from relevant professional examinations such as the ICAEW.
You study core compulsory courses in Economics, Accounting, Law and Quantitative Methods, alongside study of your language option, which includes the relevant country’s social and political background.
In the second year you build on this foundation with more advanced compulsory modules in Economics, Financial Management, Quantitative Methods, Banking Law, and your relevant language option.
You spend this year taking relevant courses at a university in the appropriate European country.
In the final year, back in Birmingham, you move on to more advanced analysis of economics, banking and finance, and advance your chosen language to a high level of competence. Additionally, options are available in various areas of economics, accounting and finance that allow you to specialise in your preferred fields.
If you want to take advantage of a unique opportunity to be supported with a work placement opportunity as part of your final year, this course includes the opportunity to undertake a 'Professional Development' module as part of your optional module choices.
Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: AAA
Required subjects and grades: A level German grade A; GCSE Mathematics at grade A if not offered at AS or A2 level
General Studies: not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 36–38 points including 6 in HL German
Standard English language requirements apply
Learn more about international entry requirements
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in the Birmingham Foundation Academy, a specially structured programme for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on the foundation academy web pages.
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