BSc (Hons) Finance

Course Details

Aims of the course BSc (Honours) Finance course is a rigorous programme of study which will equip you with a strong financial foundation and key quantitative skills, as well as an understanding of the logic behind the use of specific finance techniques and financial decision-making at financial organisations and functions. You will learn to think analytically and be able to critically evaluate key issues in finance from a variety of perspectives. You will gain valuable insights into the socio-economic, legal and professional contexts within which finance operates. Along with developing key analytical abilities, the course is designed to enhance your team-working, problem-solving, communication skills and business awareness that are highly important in an intertwined global financial world. Throughout your course, you will acquire the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development enabling graduates to gain employment in a business environment or to proceed to further study in a related field.
The BSc (Hons) Finance is intended to meet the following aims to:
  • Develop students’ capabilities to apply and evaluate forms of analysis in a variety of business contexts relevant to corporate finance, banking, insurance and finance related activities;
  • Provide a platform for growing students’ skills- and knowledge-base for finance and interrelated practices by evaluating existing and evolving theories using computer-based statistical methods and models, applying them with the use of analytical and simulation software/programs;
  • Provide opportunities to learn and practice professional skills such as business analysis, decision making, risk management, investment appraisal and selection, investment portfolio management, financial strategy and management of financial services, etc;
  • Empower students to apply the finance principles to real-world scenarios, draw conclusions, and recommend actions;
  • Enhance graduates’ employability by enabling students to develop a variety of intellectual, professional attributes and transferable skills such as problem-solving, analytical, research and critical reasoning, team-working, communication abilities, and awareness of the current economic and financial trends;
  • Provide students opportunities to obtain relevant work experience, and support them in developing a portfolio to enhance their employability.

Course Structure

This section shows the core and option modules available as part of the course and their credit value. Full-time Undergraduate students study 120 credits per year. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster every 5 years, but the structure can change by adapting to feedback from a variety of sources

Credit Level 4
Module code
Module title
Status
UK credit
ECTS
Sem
 
Financial Accounting
Core
20
10
1
 
Global Business Environment
Core
20
10
2
 
Introduction to Statistics and Data Science
Core
20
10
Yr
 
Introduction to Banking and Financial Markets
Core
20
10
1
 
Financial Mathematics and Principles
Core
20
10
2
 
Introduction to Insurance Business
Option
20
10
2
 
Any module from the WIUT module catalogue
Elective
20
10
2

Award of Certificate of Higher Education available
Please note: Not all option modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. In addition, timetabling and limited spaces may mean you cannot do your first choice of modules.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the BSc(Hons) Finance have been set in order to select potential students who have proven academic ability undertake a UK Undergraduate degree course.
The admissions policy aims to attract and recruit motivated applicants across the full range of possible access routes. Students may have a background in any academic discipline. The over-riding principle upon which admission decisions are based is that applicants should be likely to benefit from and succeed on the course.
General Requirements
Applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements:
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course which includes a pass on an Academic English module and Quantitative methods or equivalent; or
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. (The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements.); or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or
  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirements (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).