About the courseOur BSc Banking and Finance (including foundation year) is open to Home and EU students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills.This four-year course includes a foundation year (year zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your year zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.After successful completion of year zero in our Essex Pathways Department, you progress to complete your course with Essex Business School.How does financial theory aid corporate decision making? How do banks manage risk across global markets?The past 20 years have seen banks and financial markets become increasingly globalised. Deregulation and advances in technology have empowered banks to expand their offerings, making them an integral component of all financial sectors.BSc Banking and Finance combines academic rigour with practical financial skills to meet the needs of demanding careers in banking and finance. You have access to real-world Bloomberg Market Data Feed (B-PIPE), information and analytics in our virtual trading floor, where you can practise trading and analysing financial data.You explore topics including:why banks exist and how they operate in the modern economycurrent issues in modern bankingbanking sector regulationthe global financial systemthe role of the investor, analyst, academic and policy makerYour year one ensures you experience a fully-rounded business education by introducing you to topics such as accounting, management, marketing and economics.In your final year, you have the opportunity to put your knowledge
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AboutUniversity of Essex is a truly international institution with a long history of welcoming students from around the world. It has students from various countries and over a third of their students are from outside the UK. This makes the same the most international mainstream university in the UK outside London. Students’ time at Essex will be full of opportunities to meet new people, try new things and develop new skills. It is a global university which is proud to play a part in the cultural and economic life of the communities.
The University works hard to create a living and working environment that helps students make the mark. It combines different methods of teaching to make sure students get the most out of their subject, while also developing the transferable skills that are sought by employers. Depending on the course, students can expect a mixture of lectures, seminars, lab work and field trips.
Essex has three campuses at Colchester, Loughton and South end. Each campus is different but offers the same world class education. All it’s campuses have quick road, bus and rail links to London and London airports.
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The Campus is set within 200 acres of beautiful parkland, located two miles from the historic town centre of Colchester – Englands oldest recorded town. Our Colchester Campus is also easily reached from London and Stansted Airport in under one hour. Home to 14,000 students from more than 130 countries, our Colchester Campus is the largest of our three sites, making us one of the most internationally diverse campuses on the planet - we like to think of ourselves as the world in one place.