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BSc Banking and Finance(For students entering from September 2023 onwards)

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Explain, evaluate and interpret the variety of banking and financial service activity around the world using current financial theory and evidence

- Explain the financing arrangements and governance structures of banks and critically evaluate these arrangements and structures in relation to the broader economic and social context

- Independently research, summarise and critically evaluate some key contemporary theories and relevant empirical research evidence in the field of banking, corporate finance, risk and the operation of capital markets and explain the implications and relevance of current knowledge boundaries

- Identify situations and activities which raise professional and ethical responsibilities and challenges for practitioners in banking and finance and outline the consequences of unethical behaviour

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme, the ability to:

- Apply advanced numerical and statistical skills to manipulate and interrogate complex financial and other numerical data using specialised statistical software and relevant financial data bases

- Identify problems, extract relevant information and define alternative feasible solutions and justifiable conclusions from structured and unstructured scenarios and data

- Apply intelligent scepticism in independently locating, extracting, referencing, analysing and critically evaluating arguments, data and information from multiple sources, including the academic literature

- Structure and communicate quantitative and qualitative information, ideas, analysis, argument and commentary in the form of academic essays and professional quality business reports

- Confidently and professionally articulate their own and others group working skills in a commercial context


student achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- Demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the discipline;

- Work that draws on a wide variety of material;

- The ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion; and

- Evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the discipline.


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