BSc Money, Banking and Finance

Start date
September
Duration
3 years
UCAS code
N300
Course Type
Undergraduate, Single Honours
Fees
For 2020/21:
£9,250 (Home/EU students)
£18,780 (Overseas)

More fees and funding details.

Our Money, Banking and Finance BSc at Birmingham will equip you with the intellectual skills you need to work in the dynamic, fast-changing financial services sector. The programme combines the analytical rigour of an Economics degree with a practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance.


Economics is important, it means passing on our state-of-the-art knowledge to the next generation as part of our responsibility to the profession and to you. Our responsibility is to help teach you to communicate what you have learnt and how it can be applied - to prospective employers, to your parents, to all the people who benefit from the making of informed decisions. 

Why study this course?

  • Be part of the next generation of responsible leaders - We are developing a curriculum that holds responsible and ethical practice at its core. You’ll be involved in our research from the start, applying what you are taught to real world problems and honing your communication skills when presenting findings to stakeholders.
  • Join a vibrant academic community - As part of the Birmingham Business School, you will be supported to achieve your best and that includes all aspect of your wellbeing. This includes making sure you have access to our extensive welfare services, mentoring programmes and student societies, including our thriving Economics Society. 
  • Exclusive training opportunities - Global firm Capgemini work exclusively with us every year to deliver a second-to-none consultancy training experience that you won’t find at any other UK university. Taking place over one week at Capgemini’s world-renowned facilities, this is an amazing opportunity to make a real difference by enagaging in projects for charitable organisations.
  • Strong job opportunities through industry links - Our strong links with industry mean that your study will be combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities, with 91% of our students entering work or further study after 6 months (DLHE 2017). 
  • Gain exemptions for professsional qualifications - You can gain further exemptions from relevant professional examinations such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), which are dealt with on a case by case basis. 

'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.'

Guillermo Garcia Pastor, BSc Money, Banking and Finance

Please be reassured that the vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes such as Erasmus and study abroad programmes. Visit our EU Referendum information page for more information.

Modules

First year


Core modules

Second year


Core modules

Optional modules

Two modules from the following list:

Final year


Core modules

Optional modules

Depending on the choice above, two or three modules are taken from the optional modules list. Example modules include:


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 2020. 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

Home/EU students

Undergraduate Home/EU student fees 2020-21
Fee Band Full-time
Undergraduate £9,250

Overseas students entering in 2020-21

Overseas students entering in 2020-21
Fee Band (Undergraduate) Full-time
Band 2 £18,780

Visit our tuition fees page for more information.

Scholarships

At Birmingham we ensure that fears about finance do not constrain prospective students from considering university and that excellence is rewarded.

The University offers a range of additional financial support for students studying at Birmingham in the form of bursaries, grants and scholarships.

Learn more about our scholarships and awards. 


For EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.

How To Apply

Apply through the UCAS website using code N300.

UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) is a UK organisation responsible for managing applications to university and college.

View further advice on 'How to apply for undergraduate courses', including advice for UK, EU and overseas applicants.

Standard offer

International Requirements



Number of A levels required:
3
Typical offer:
AAA
Required subjects and grades:
Mathematics GCSE grade 7/A
General Studies:
Not accepted

BTEC requirements

BTEC Extended Diploma 

Only the following subjects can be considered: Business, Information Technology (Note that the above are not suitable for LG13 unless offering Maths at A Level.  Not suitable for language options unless also offering a modern language in an appropriate subject and at appropriate level) 

BTEC Diploma 

Only the following subjects can be considered (in combination with 1 A Level): Business, Information Technology 

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma 

Only the following subjects can be considered (in combination with 2 A Levels): Business, Information Technology

International Students

International Baccalaureate Diploma: 6,6,6 at Higher Level with a minimum of 32 points overall.

Standard English language requirements apply.

Learn more about international entry requirements.

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.

The course is designed to allow maximum flexibility whilst ensuring that you study acore of subjects to satisfy a wide range of employers during your career. You will take compulsory modules in Economics, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Law and Quantitative Techniques, but you may choose your options depending on whether you would like to work initially in banking, accounting or economics. 

As well as learning the detail of your subject, you will develop the all-round skills needed for a modern working world - critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and creativity. For many students this is a big transition but you can be reassured that right across campus support and help is available if you need it. University is a time for self-discovery and adventure - shape your own experience and discover who you are.

You’ll be taught by an international faculty who research across all major areas of economics, using a combination of lectures and tutorials. We have staff working on Environmental Economics, Economic Theory, Development and International Economics, Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Banking and Financial Economics. 

Find out more about our economics staff

Support

You will have access to a comprehensive support system to help you make the transition to higher education when you start at Birmingham.  During your first year, we want you to have a smooth transition into university. You will be able to talk to your tutors about this and discuss if there are particular areas where you need support.

Personal tutors – You will be assigned your own personal tutor who will get to know you as you progress through your studies. They will provide academic support and advice to enable you to make the most of your time here at Birmingham.

Wellbeing Officers – Alongside your personal tutor, you will also have access to dedicated wellbeing officers who provide professional support, advice and guidance to students across a range of issues. They can meet with you to discuss extensions, disabilities, reasonable adjustments, extenuating circumstances, or talk through any problems you might be experiencing, and help you access wider support on campus and beyond if you need it.

Our Academic Skills Centre helps you to become a more effective and independent learner through a range of high-quality support services. The centre offers workshops on a range of topics, such as note-taking, reading, academic writing and presentation skills.

Our Student Experience Team will help you get the most out of your academic experience. They offer research opportunities, study skills support, and help you prepare for your post-university career. They also organise social events, such as field trips, to help you meet fellow students from your course.

Contact Hours

Although contact hours vary significantly from week to week depending on the modules that you are studying, you can expect an average of 15 hours of taught contact time per week in each year of your Economics degree. Outside of these times, staff are also available for individual meetings and informal supervisions.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you transition to a new style of learning at university. At the beginning of each module, you will be given information on how and when you will be assessed. Your modules will be assessed using a combination of coursework, exams and tests, the mix of which will be dependent upon the modules you choose. You will receive feedback on each assessment so you can learn from each assignment as you move through your programme.

As a graduate of Birmingham Business School and a Russell Group University, you are an attractive prospect to employers, of which there is an impressive pool within Birmingham itself: for example, ONS, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Bank of England, KPMG, Ernst and Young, etc. Economics also gives you a wealth of transferrable skills that will be desirable if you decide to go on to work in a different field: from strategic, logical thinking to clear communication. 

Careers Network

The University offers advice through our award-winning Careers Network. They have specialists who can advise you on what the possibilities are on graduating. Joining one of the Department’s student societies is also a good way of finding out about future careers. Local firms often sponsor events for our students (such as business games, seminars on interview techniques and how to write a CV, and, of course, more social events) so that they can get to know you and vice versa. This is a further indication of the attractiveness of our students to prospective employers. 

Visit the Careers Network website for more details

Exclusive to Birmingham - the Capgemini Challenge

Global consultancy firm Capgemini works exclusively with Birmingham Business School every year to create and deliver a second-to-none consultancy training experience that you won’t find at any other UK university. Our undergraduates have the opportunity to apply to take part in the unique Capgemini Community Challenge in their first or second year. This takes place over one week at Capgemini’s world-renowned client-solutions facilities, with students carrying out tangible solutions-based consultancy projects for actual third-sector clients. Participation will enhance your CV, professional development and work experience. It’s also an amazing opportunity to make a real difference to the charitable organisation you’re assigned to help.

Learn more about the challenge here

Extra-curricular activities

Our employer-endorsed Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities, and provides an accredited employability programme designed to improve your career prospects. There are also a vast number of student groups and volunteering opportunities offered by the Guild of Students, our students’ union, which cover a wide variety of interests across drama and the arts. With over 300 societies and groups at The Guild, there is something for everyone – and if your interest does not yet have a group, then The Guild will support you to set it up and find likeminded individuals to join you.