Banking and Finance (Top-Up) via Study Centres BA (Hons)

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Benefit from Sunderland Business School’s expertise in banking and finance without leaving your home region. Improve your employability. Embark on a professional as well as rewarding career.

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If you live in Kenya, Sri Lanka or Vietnam, this course is a way to gain a world-class undergraduate degree from a British university without leaving your country.

Banking and finance are essential to any successful business, and you’ll focus on financial management, financial markets and managing projects. These are fundamental frameworks, and are essential for any financial professional.

Please contact your Study Centre for the duration and mode of this course.

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Why us?

  • This course is delivered at study centres in Kenya, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

Course structure

A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. You will also be encouraged to develop independent study skills.

As well as assessments that count towards your degree, your progress will be evaluated by on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Final year:

  • Financial Management (20 credits)
  • Money, Banking and Finance (20 credits)
  • Financial Markets (20 credits)
  • Managing Projects (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (20 credits)
  • International Banking (20 credits)


Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.



Contact the individual study centres for more information on the facilities available.

Entry requirements

  • Your qualification will need to be assessed by the course tutor to ensure the programme content meets the required learning outcomes for accreditation of prior learning from HND, Diploma, Foundation Degree or other NQF Level 5 qualification in a related subject

We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.

Fees and finance

Please contact the relevant study centre directly for information on fees and finance.

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Banking and financial industries provide competitive and hugely rewarding job prospects. At Sunderland, we directly aim to improve your employability and competence, which are relevant to the needs of employers in these sectors.

By completing the course you will be adding value to your employability and attractiveness as a professional. For example:

  • You will develop generic skill of project management through the ‘Managing Projects’ module, which involves analysing recent projects against key criteria such as risk, design and control
  • You will be able to tackle practical business by drawing on your knowledge of key valuation concepts, tools associated with financial decision making and familiarity with foreign exchange rates
  • You will be able to apply modern management techniques to banking and financial operations, using insights that are appropriate to the business context

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