The Financial Services honours degree focuses on a wide range of financial themes including: regulation, risk management, financial planning, financial economics, investment practice and portfolio analysis.
If you are passionate helping people and organisations manage their wealth to achieve their financial goals the BA (Hons) Financial Services Degree programme should give you the academic knowledge and experience to begin your career with the opportunity of working for: global banks, investment houses, stock brokers, wealth managers and local banks & building societies.
Once enrolled onto the BA (Hons) Financial Services Degree programme you will have the opportunity to study for the Investment Management Certificate*
Additional costs may apply.
HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario-based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.
PROFESSIONAL BODY QUALIFICATIONS
Modules within the BA (Hons) Financial Services degree programme are mapped to the:
CII Chartered Institute of Insurance
- The Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.
- Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning.
CFA\IMC – Investment Management Certificate
- The Investment Environment
- Investment Practice
The IMC qualification, awarded by CFA UK, is a first year requirement in most leading investment firms in the UK to demonstrate competence for regulatory purposes, and for those who choose to take the IMC before or straight after graduation it provides a powerful CV enhancement.
Coventry University is an IMC Advantage partner university, which means 70% of the IMC syllabus is covered as a part of the BA (Hons) Financial Services Degree Programme.
Should you decide to take the professional qualification with the CII, there will be additional student membership fees and assessment fee.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Assessments will take the form of individual and group coursework, which is vocationally relevant. The wide range of assessment techniques used at CU London will ensure that you have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in full.
There are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we’ll assess your learning through coursework and phase tests. Assessments take place during and at the end of each six-week block.
FEES AND FUNDING
Full-time course is: £6,009 per year
For the academic year 2017/18, each six week block will cost £1,502.25. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,009. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU London Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials.
The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.
Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.
For the academic year 2017/18 each block for part-time students will cost £1,502.25. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £6,009.
As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU London from Student Finance England.