Finance and Investment (BSc (Hons))

University of Kent the United Kingdom

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BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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September

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About Finance and Investment at University of Kent

Landing a job in finance and investment means playing a crucial role in determining financial, safety and security risks and spotting investment opportunities for a business. Study Finance and Investment at Kent Business School to gain a strong knowledge of financial principles and techniques, and the confidence necessary to work the trading floor via our real-life simulator, The Bloomberg Lab.  Our degree is accredited with the CFA to ensure that you’ll graduate with the necessary expertise, skills and experience to put a sought-after career in banking, investment or risk management within your reach. Stage One of this course will be taught on our Medway campus, and the remainder of your degree will be taught on our Canterbury Campus so that we can offer you a wider array of optional modules.  Reasons to study Finance and Investment at Kent Our expert teaching staff appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwideWe are accredited by CFA Institute Study at a 'Triple crown' accredited business schoolAll KBS students are eligible for employability support from enrolment until three years after graduation. You can also take part in our specialised Backpack to Briefcase scheme. Turn ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centreSupport from Academic Peer Mentors and an Academic AdviserAdd a Year Abroad or Year in Industry for real-world experience or choose to launch your own self-employed venture in our 'Selfie Year'.Access to the Bloomberg Lab, an industry standard trading floor software What you’ll learn You’ll be guided through a detailed introduction to financial fundamentals, principles and markets, and explore topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio and risk management. You can then tailor your degree to suit your aspirations with optional modules such as business law and corporate strategy or learn more about new and developing areas of finance like Fintech.  See the modules you’ll study "Lectures were very engaging, and the foreign concepts were explained particularly well." ~ Yemurai Machacha, BSc Finance and Investment graduated 2021

Our enthusiastic team of international teaching staff are all experts in their field of study and are regularly published in leading journals worldwide. They guide and support your learning, bringing their subject to life and drawing you into the conversation through lectures, seminars, presentations and computer-based simulations.

Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams. Undergraduate students can expect around 8 contact hours per week, depending on year of study and optional module choices made. The remainder of the working week consists of self-guided study.

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Full Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Full Time Overseas: TBC EUR | Part Time UK/EU: TBC EUR | Part Time Overseas: N/A

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