Money, Banking and Finance BSc

The Money, Banking and Finance BSc equips you with the intellectual skills you need to work in the dynamic, fast-changing financial services sector. Upon graduation you will be in high demand from employers in diverse institutions and firms, such as banks, insurance companies, pensions and investment funds, unit trusts, firms associated with the stock exchange, accountancy partnerships and many more.
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Guillermo Garcia Pastor

BSc Money, Banking and Finance

“My BSc in Money Banking and Finance at the University of Birmingham was a great enabler to enter into my MSc Finance with the right mathematical skills and financial mindset to succeed. It also introduced me not only to the investment and banking side of finance but also to the corporate world of companies like P&G. My BSc at Birmingham provided me a holistic view of finance.”

Economics and finance are the drivers of our global prosperity and there is significant worldwide demand for technical expertise in monetary economics and finance. 

Studying this programme will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics and you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to the programme.

Up to 10% of the cohort of students (with a max. of 10 students) will have the opportunity to undertake the second year of their programme in Birmingham.  In order to be eligible for this opportunity, students will need to have achieved a weighted mean mark of 60% in their first year and will need to establish their right to study in the UK (via a visa if necessary).  When in Birmingham, students will follow the programme requirements of the Birmingham-based version of the programme, as they will be temporarily transferred to that programme.


First year

Core modules

  • Applied Economics and Statistics, (20 credits)
  • European Economic Issues, (10 credits)
  • Financial Markets and Institutions, (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance, (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting, (10 credits)
  • Principles of Economics, (20 credits)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting, (20 credits)

Second year

Core modules

  • Economics of Corporate Finance, (10 credits)
  • Corporate Financial Management, (10 credits)
  • Econometrics, (20 credits)
  • Macroeconomics, (20 credits)
  • Microeconomics, (20 credits)
  • Regulatory Framework of Banking, (10 credits)

Third year

Core modules

  • Advanced Finance, (20 credits)
  • Economics Extended Essay, (20 credits)
  • Economics of Banking, (10 credits)
  • Monetary Policy, (10 credits)

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2019. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Fees and funding

We charge an annual tuition fee which is (TBC October 2018) per year of study.


We have a number of scholarships available for 2018 entry. Find out more.

Entry requirements


3 A Levels. Typical offer AABGCSE Mathematics and English at grade B required.
General Studies not accepted as one of three A2s, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer and have General Studies as a fourth A2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

6,6,5 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.


  • 80% ISC/CBSE/Maharashtra or 75% West Bengal or 85% other State Boards

Please view our India page for further information on entry requirements.

Other entry requirements can be found on our international students pages.

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.

How to apply

To find out more information about our application process please visit our 'How to apply page' before starting your application.

We will be accepting direct applications onto this programme from October 2018.

Learning and teaching methods will take the form of lectures, classes, case study work, online assignments and quizzes, presentations and self-directed study.

Work will be assessed via exams, coursework, presentations and a dissertation.

Contact hours

Modules will be taught in blocks over 30 hours per week.

As the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, Birmingham is the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job.

Our degrees are highly regarded by employers and our graduates are very successful in the job market. In most cases, our graduates go into roles related to their degrees, such as trainee accountancy in professional practice, industry or the public sector, tax consultancy or banking.

Your Birmingham Degree

Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment. Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.