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BSc in Banking And Finance (Full Time)

Bangor University

Bachelor Degree , Banking

Course Description

Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy and this course prepares you to takle it head on. In recent years, forces such as globalisation, technological change, deregulation and international integration have fundamentally transformed the banking and financial services sector. Banks have responded to growing competitive pressure by diversifying into new activities. Insurance companies and pension funds have also grown rapidly and non-bank institutions such as supermarkets and telecommunications firms now compete directly in financial services markets.

A degree in Banking and Finance offers you the opportunity to study the theory and practice of financial services and financial markets, and to analyse the broader role of the financial sector in the national and global economies.

Bangor is now an exam centre for The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, one of the world’s largest professional bodies for the financial sector. Our BSc Accounting & Finance, Banking & Finance or Financial Economics students can now take the L3 Introduction to Investment qualification at Bangor and gain Student Membership of CISI. International students may take the International Introduction to Investment, which focuses on global financial markets.

Banking and financial services is a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy and this course prepares you to takle it head on. In recent years, forces such as globalisation, technological change, deregulation and international integration have fundamentally transformed the banking and financial services sector. Banks have responded to growing competitive pressure...

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Course Content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20)
  • ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking (20)
  • ASB-1300: CORE Economics (20) or
    ACB-1300: Economeg CORE (20)
  • ASB-1501: Banks and Financial Markets (20) or
    ADB-1501: Banciau & Marchnadau Ariannol (20)

Semester 2

  • ASB-1114: Business Analytics or
    ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes
  • ASB-1117: Fin Techniques and Analysis (20) or
    ADB-1117: Techneg Dadansoddiad Cyllidol (20)
  • ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking
  • ASB-1300: CORE Economics or
    ACB-1300: Economeg CORE

Optional Modules

20 credits from:

  • QXS-1002: Vocabulary (10) (Semester 2)
  • QXS-1003: Speaking and listening (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-1004: Grammar and Writing 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-1005: Grammar and Writing 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-1105: Principles of Business Mgmt (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-1105: Egwyddorion Rheoli Busnes (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-1110: Mgmt & Financial Accounting (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-1110: Cyfrifeg Rheolaeth ac Ariannol (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-1600: Marketing (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ACB-1600: Marchnata (20) (Semester 1 + 2)

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

70 credits from:

  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2202: Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2502: Personal Finance and Banking (20) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2512: Investment Banking (10) (Semester 1)
  • These modules are compulsory for students continuing from year 1.

90 credits from:

  • ASB-2111: Statistical Methods (20) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ADB-2111: Dulliau Ystadegol (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2202: Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2501: Banks and Financial Markets (20) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2502: Personal Finance and Banking (20) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2512: Investment Banking (10) (Semester 1)
  • These modules are compulsory for students entering directly into year 2 (international students only) or a continuing year 1 student changing programme to BSc Banking and Finance and did not take ASB-1501 Banks and Financial Markets in year 1.

20 to 40 credits from:

  • ASB-2307: Microeconomics (20) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2308: Macroeconomics (20) (Semester 2)
  • Must choose either ASB-2307 and/or ASB-2308

Optional Modules

10 to 30 credits from:

  • QXS-2001: Integrated English Skills 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-2002: Integrated English Skills 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • QXS-2003: Business English 1 (10) (Semester 1)
  • QXS-2004: Business English 2 (10) (Semester 2)
  • CCB-2202: Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-2217: Investment (10) (Semester 1) or
    ADB-2217: Buddsoddiant (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-2320: Current Issues in Economics (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2400: Law for Business (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2406: Work Placement (10) (Semester 1 + 2) or
    ACB-2406: Lleoliad Gwaith (10) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-2508: Corporate Gov'nce & Regulation (10) (Semester 2)

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • ASB-3201: International Banking (10)
  • ASB-3317: Econometrics (20)
  • ASB-3525: Bank Management (20)

Semester 2

  • ASB-3001: Market Risk Analytics (10)
  • ASB-3215: Portfolio Management (10)
  • ASB-3525: Bank Management

0 to 10 credits from:

  • ASB-3512: Investment Banking (10) (Semester 1)
  • This module is compulsory for students if not taken ASB-2512 Investment Banking in year 2.

0 to 10 credits from:

  • ASB-3217: Investment (10) (Semester 1)
  • This module is compulsory for students if not taken AD/SB-2217 Investment in year 2.

90 credits from:

  • ASB-3001: Market Risk Analytics (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3201: International Banking (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3215: Portfolio Management (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3217: Investment (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3317: Econometrics (20) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3512: Investment Banking (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3525: Bank Management (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • These modules are compulsory for students entering directly into year 3. A further 30 credit modules needs to be chosen from optional modules list below.

Optional Modules

30 to 50 credits from:

  • ASB-3008: Financial Technology (10) (Semester 2)
  • CCB-3202: Ymdrin â'ch Pwnc yn Gymraeg (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3210: Advanced Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-3301: Macroeconomics (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3309: Behavioural Finance (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3313: Financial Economics (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3412: Dissertation (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-3527: Executive Compensation (10) (Semester 2)
  • Optional modules list for continuing students from year 2. You must ensure you have the relevant pre-requisites.

30 credits from:

  • ASB-3008: Financial Technology (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3210: Advanced Corporate Finance (20) (Semester 1 + 2)
  • ASB-3309: Behavioural Finance (10) (Semester 2)
  • ASB-3313: Financial Economics (10) (Semester 1)
  • ASB-3527: Executive Compensation (10) (Semester 2)

Year 1 Compulsory Modules Semester 1 ASB-1114: Business Analytics (20) or ADB-1114: Dulliau Dadansoddi Busnes (20) ASB-1205: Tutorials-Economics & Banking (20) ASB-1300: CORE Economics (20) or ACB-1300: Economeg...

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Entry Requirements

GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Access: Pass
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. 

We also welcome applications from mature applicants.

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

**Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.

GCSE: Maths grade C/4 required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 112 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: A Levels BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM International Baccalaureate Diploma Access: Pass City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case...

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Assessment Methods

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises.