Financial Services BA (Hons) (N391, 193N, 093N)


Coventry University

Financial Services BA (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 40% 40%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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If you are passionate about helping people and organisations manage their wealth to achieve their financial goals, then the BA (Hons) Financial Services Degree programme could be for you.
Financial services are a necessary component of every successful business around the globe. Studying the subject can help you launch your career in a fast-paced, exciting and profitable industry.

This hands-on programme aims to give you the academic knowledge and experience required to begin a career in financial services, with the potential to work for global banks, investment houses, stockbrokers, wealth managers and local banks & building societies. Alongside learning, you also get the chance to conduct critical research with our experienced staff, learn from guest visitors and take part in invaluable practical modules.

Why CU London

We are committed to delivering a modern university experience to all our students. Our unique timetable and teaching structure gives you flexibility and our small class sizes ensure students receive plenty of contact hours with tutors. We are also dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we kept our fees low, our timetable structured and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.


Course information

This detailed course focuses on giving you the foundation knowledge needed for a successful career within financial services.


Year one

Mapped to the Level 4 Diploma of the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), this introductory year examines the regulations and practices that cover financial services and products. You’ll cover key topics, from the decision-making processes of individual investors and borrowers, to the most effective methods of communicating information. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Financial Services.

  • Financial Markets and Regulation
  • Financial Protection
  • Investment Theories and Risk
  • Pension Management and Analysis

Year two

As you progress into your second year of study, the level of complexity is increased as you delve into the business elements of financial services. Looking at the principles of business lending and financial risk, this year focuses on the micro environment, where you will analyse buying behaviour, international banking and planning investment returns. By the end of this year you’ll have refined your organisational skills in financial planning, ready for progression onto the final year. Students who complete year two are awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Financial Services.

  • Marketing and New Media
  • Financial Economics and Risk
  • Corporate Governance and Risk
  • Financial Planning Practice

Placement year

Sandwich and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Final year

By this final year, you can confidently draw on governance and regulations to give sound, financial advice. As you can now calculate risk appropriately, this year focuses on refining existing skills such as financial planning while expanding your learning to the wider financial environment, global and strategic. At this level, you’ll look at high-stake financial services, such as portfolio management, trust management and investment practice. Students who complete year three are awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in Financial Services.

  • Business Financial Planning
  • Taxation and Trust Management
  • Investment Practice
  • Portfolio Management and Analysis

Why choose this course?

If you enjoy responsibility, helping people and working with numbers, our degree will enable you to not only learn about investment practices, but how to practically carry out financial planning and work autonomously in the field of financial services.


You’ll be based in the spacious Civic Centre building, which provides an outstanding learning environment. You will have access to our Library & Learning Services, fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites. 


This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience.

Practical Experience

Throughout your studies, you will find that the course is underpinned with practical elements. 

In particular, we plan to support you on your journey from student to graduate and hopefully employment by facilitating and encouraging work placements and internships to help you stand out from other graduates.


At CU London, we put a strong focus on getting our graduates ready to enter the job market. This can be done in a variety of ways—one key element is work placements. With this degree, you are given the opportunity to undertake short and long-term placements in between the second and third year. 

How you'll be taught

This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field. Alternatively, part-time study is also available and with our Saturday University programme, this course can be completed in as little as three years. Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work.

We also operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform, Moodle.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

On completion

On completion, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of policies, strategies and processes within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests.
  • Critically appraise theories related to the development of financial planning, including the risk factors that need to be considered in the development of a successful strategy.
  • Develop appropriate research and analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable market research activities.
  • Operate, lead and collaborate in a team and independently to solve problems of a financial nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Apply appropriate presentation and evaluation tools to establish the significance of research data produced.


How much does it cost?

Full-time course is: £6,178 (per year)

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