Banking and Finance (Foundation Year) (Foundation Year)

Manchester Metropolitan University

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The award
Foundation Year

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Banking and Finance (Foundation Year) at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2018

Length

1 year full-time

UCAS code(s)

2S13

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Placement Costs

How are these costs calculated?

There may be the opportunity to attend visit days with local business organisations, the cost of which will usually be covered by the University. These trips are optional.

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Formerly known as Business, Accounting, Economics and Marketing  degrees with a foundation year.

The Foundation Year enables you to gain the skills for your chosen degree course. Each year we welcome students from a range of traditional and non-traditional backgrounds who have the ability to study at university level, but don't have the UCAS tariff points to enter directly onto an honours degree. The inclusive nature of the course is reflected in the entry requirements and you may find yourself studying alongside students with BTEC, NVQ, A Level and other Level 3 qualifications or students with relevant work experience.

The content of the Foundation Year is designed to ensure that you progress directly onto Year 1 of the linked honours degree with confidence. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can choose to progress to the full-time course or the placement course (includes a work experience year).

Your career prospects after the course

On successful completion of your foundation year, you can progress onto our BA (Hons) Banking and Finance degree. 

Graduates from BA (Hons) Banking and Finance can consider working in a wide range of financial services sectors including financial planning, banking, retail finance, investment and wealth management.

Career prospects in the financial planning, wealth management and banking sectors are excellent.

Many leading financial services sector organisations recruit from this programme because of the quality and relevance of studies undertaken.

Nick Cann, CEO of the Institute of Financial Planning
'As the professional body for Financial Planning in the UK a huge priority is placed on career development and attracting new talented people to the profession.

This degree programme, plus the commitment that Manchester Metropolitan University has made to connecting with the profession, will ensure that students are given the best opportunity to obtain really good jobs in the Financial Planning profession.'

Chris Nichols, a former student
'I believe that the degree course has had an immensely positive outcome on the direction and success of the career path that I have taken.

The course enabled me to gain a thorough insight into a wide range of financial areas and gave me a really good platform upon which to build my career.'

94%

In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

72-80

72-80 at A2 (Grades BC-BB) or acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DM or MMP).

 

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE grade D or grade 3 in English Language and Mathematics.  Level 2 Functional Skills English and Mathematics also accepted.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

74 UCAS Tariff Points from a relevant Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate points

24 IB Points

IELTS score required for international students

5.5 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Further information

Applications are considered individually and you are advised to contact our Course Enquires team via the web form www.mmu.ac.uk/course-enquiry

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