Money, Banking and Finance: University of Birmingham

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Money, Banking and Finance: University of Birmingham, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, 90 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Banking and Insurance
3 years
+44 (0)121 414 6640
+44 (0)121 414 7377

Be a bright light in the big City: our Money, Banking and Finance (MBF) programme combines the analytical rigour of an economics degree with practical focus on banking, accounting, law and finance.

Birmingham’s established MBF programme was developed in response to demand from employers in the financial services sector for informed, able graduates with a relevant degree. It is designed to provide you with the intellectual skills to work in this dynamic and fast-changing industry, and should further enable you to gain exemptions from relevant professional examinations such as the ICAEW.

First year

You study core compulsory modules in Accounting, Economics, Law and Quantitative Methods.

Second and third years

In these years you build on this foundation with more advanced compulsory modules in Economics, Finance, Quantitative Methods, Banking and Banking Law, together with a wide range of options that enable you to specialise in your preferred areas such as economics, accounting, or banking and finance.

At the end of the programme you should have a good appreciation of economic analysis related to financial markets and institutions; the effects of government policy on the financial sector; quantitative techniques for empirical analysis of economic and financial data; accounting concepts relevant to financial market analysis; and the legal aspects of financial services.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is by lectures, small groups and computer-based exercise classes. You are assessed mainly through examinations, with some assessed assignments for more practical modules. You will also write an extended essay in your third year, allowing you to consolidate the wide range of your acquired skills.

Career opportunities

Our students have an excellent track record in the job market, with many finding positions with top City financial institutions, the government sector or the accountancy and legal professions.

Entry requirements

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: ABB
  • Required subjects and grades: GCSE Mathematics grade B minimum if not offered at A or AS level
  • General Studies: not accepted, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of the offer
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma: 32–34 points

Other qualifications are considered – see the entry requirements section for full details

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