Banking and Finance (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

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Build on your existing skills gained through a diploma, or equivalent, in an area related to banking, finance and business. Study subjects such as financial markets and international banking. Graduate with a wealth of experience to advance your career.

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Overview

This course is designed for people who want to gain a full undergraduate degree. As a student on a top-up year, you’ll qualify for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programmes. These recognise that you may have had a gap between finishing your diploma, or equivalent, and starting the top-up year. They integrate support for study skills and future employability and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors.

Upcoming start dates
20 January 2020
12 October 2020

Why us?

  • Provides a critical examination of contemporary, global banking thought and practice
  • 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
  • Places banking in the context of the wider finance discipline to allow better understanding of its role in global business
  • Includes key management modules to enhance the business decision-making capacity of the student

Course structure

A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups.

As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.

Final year (national level 6):

  • 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.

  • You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the University campus, so you can work from anywhere. If you don't want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the University’s PCs or Apple Macs. We have hundreds of computers for you to use in the Murray Library, St Peter's Library, and the David Goldman Informatics Centre. If you ever have any technical problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

    IT provision
  • The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism.

    Added to this, you’ll benefit from a wide range of journals and periodicals in the St Peter’s Library, many of them in an online format. To help you make the most of the wealth of resources, there’s a full-time librarian who is dedicated to the Business and Tourism sections.

    Further resources are available at the main Murray Library, which has a total of over 430,000 books with many more available through the inter-library loan service.

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Facilities

This course is based on the banks of the River Wear at The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The St Peter’s Library. You’ll have access to extensive library resources and comprehensive facilities.

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

2019/20 entry:

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/EU
  • £11,500 if you are an international student

2020/21 entry:

The annual fee for this course is:

  • £9,250 if you are from the UK/EU
  • £12,000 if you are an international student

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

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Employment

Gaining an undergraduate degree will boost your career prospects and allow you to progress faster. Salaries in banking and finance are also very attractive and our course is directly 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.

Guest Speakers

The Guest Speaker programme sees influential business leaders come to the University to share their knowledge with students. Our invitations to guest speakers allow you to listen to people who are already in the type of management position that you may one day hold.

Recent speakers include Maurice Duffy, CEO of Global Blackswan, Mike Johnson, CEO of Castrol and Executive Vice President of BP, Uday K. Dholakia, Senior Partner of Global Consulting, Neil Stephenson, CEO of ONYX, James Ramsbotham, CEO of the North East Chamber of Commerce, as well as other representatives from a number of our region’s largest employers.

Student Business Society

The University supports student-led initiatives that help you gain practical experience of management. The Business Student Society organises events and guest speakers, as well as attending tours of various companies. With its professional approach, it’s a great way to put into practice the lessons about how to make organisations function effectively. There is something for every student who is studying a subject related to business.

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