University of Essex
Structure and Content
This Degree programme combines two subjects of Banking and Finance and is suitable for students seeking to pursue a career in Banking and Financial Services sectors.
This programme is also aligned to Investment Management Certificate (IMC) syllabus. The IMC provides the ideal foundation for those with future plans to enrol in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme as it covers 30% of the CFA Level I curriculum.
After graduation, students can earn the professional qualifications from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) faster than their peers. They can apply for exemptions for 7 ACCA Fundamental papers.
This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which include:
Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with the University.
Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement
Career Prospects and Opportunities
After graduation, students may choose to pursue the following roles (but not limited to):
Investment Research Analyst
Compliance Officer or Risk Analyst
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops on the programme. Each unit is provided with 24 hours of academic induction/seminar sessions over the duration of the trimester. Programmes are scheduled for 5 days a week, 3 hours a day. Students are expected to be on campus for classes, workshops and self-study.
Each unit is assessed by any combination of mid-term tests, individual essays, reports, individual and group presentations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance from the University of Essex.
The Degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.
The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.