Overview

New for September 2017

Hoping to pursue a career in banking and finance, gain first-hand experience of financial market facilities with the chance to touch real time data taught by experts from the banking and finance industry? Then this Top-Up course may just be what you are looking for.

Key facts

  • Top-Up your Level 5 qualification to an undergraduate business degree in 1 year
  • Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to join the banking and finance industry
  • For those looking to gain a professional qualification, 2 modules are mapped towards the APRM certification allowing easy transition upon completion of the course
  • Newcastle Business School is one of only 1% of the world’s business schools to hold the prestigious AACSB accreditation
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Course information

UCAS code N4N2
Level of study: Undergraduate (Top Up) degrees
Fee: £9,250* (UK/EU) £12,500 (International)
Entry requirements: HND (merit profile)/Foundation Degree in a related discipline with GCSE Maths and English language at grade C or above
English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent
Mode of study: Full-time classroom
Duration: 1 year
Assessment methods: Coursework and exams
Scholarship or bursaries: Available
Student finance: Available
Payment plan: Available
Starts: September, January 2018, May 2018
Next application deadline: 18 September 2017
About this course

What will I study?

Throughout the course you will engage in topics such as strategic management and corporate responsibility; banking risk management, international finance and financial management. You will have the opportunity to build your portfolio and employability, distinguishing yourself from your competitors with first-hand experience of current market developments and financial data.

How will I be taught and assessed?

The course will be taught using a variety of teaching and learning strategies to encourage and develop your independent learning skills. You will be assessed based on a combination of examinations, coursework and a project.

Careers and further study

Upon graduation you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to join the banking and finance industry in areas such as financial services, financial advisory work, international banking, building societies, insurance companies, credit unions and other financial intermediaries.

For those students wishing to further enhance their CV, 2 modules are mapped towards the Associated Professional Risk Manager (APRM) certification, therefore allowing easy transition (should it be wished) upon completion of the International Banking and Finance course.

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Applicants should have the following:

Academic requirements

  • HND (merit profile)/Foundation Degree in a related discipline
  • GCSE Maths and English language at grade C or above

Students seeking to join the course as either direct or alternative applicants should seek approval of their HND or Foundation Degree prior to applying on UCAS. A list of modules is required as part of this approval process.

English language requirements

Students require IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent.

Did you know that if your IELTS is within 1.0 of the required score for your programme, then taking Pre-Sessional English is an option for you.

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All modules on this course are core.

Risk 1: Credit and Market Risk (20 credits)
International Finance and Financial Management (20 credits)
Risk II: Interest Rate, Liquidity and Operational Risk (20 credits)
Academic and Career Development (20 credits)
Contemporary Issues in Business (20 credits)
Study Support (0 credits)
Strategic Management and Corporate Responsibility (20 credits)

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Tuition fee

  • UK/EU students: £9,250*
  • International students: £12,500

* The Government have announced that it will raise the cap for undergraduate fees in line with inflation, and therefore the UK/EU tuition fee for the 2017 academic year will increase from £9,000 to £9,250 in line with forecast inflation.  This is assuming that the relevant regulations are passed by Parliament.  The fees for your first year of study will therefore be £9,250, or a lower amount as set by Parliament.

Scholarships and bursaries for international students

Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this Top-Up programme.

All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.

Scholarships and bursaries

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.

Payment plans

How to find out more

Enquire now to find more information about the course, studying with us, the application process, and to ask any other questions you may have.

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, if you are a UK or EU student, you will need to apply via UCAS. If you are an international student, you can apply to us directly following the below instructions.

UCAS applications – UK/EU students

To apply through UCAS, you will need to use the following codes:

Institute UCAS code: N77
Course UCAS code: N4N2

Find out more about applying through UCAS here

Direct applications – international students

We strongly recommend that you submit your application as early as possible to allow you to complete all of the preparations needed to study in the UK. After receiving an offer it can take time to arrange your finances and apply for your visa and it is important that you arrive in good time to enrol onto your course. Please refer to the Dates and Fees page.

You can apply online for this programme using the link below. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.

Apply online

If you are unable to apply online, you can download a PDF application form and email it to london.admissions@northumbria.ac.uk

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Supporting documents

For us to assess your application in a timely manner, it is important that you provide us with the following documents:

  • Fully completed application form
  • Personal email address must be included on the application form
  • Transcripts and/or certificates (including a certified translation if not English)
  • Passport – copy of personal details page
  • Proof of financial sponsorship if applicable
  • Reference
  • Confirmation of immigration history including copies of previous and current visas if applicable

You can check more information on how to apply here, including guidelines for the application forms.

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