Leeds University Business School

Banking and Finance

Leeds University Business School
In Leeds

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Leeds
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  • Leeds
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This specialised degree gives you the chance to prepare for a career in banking and finance at a Russell Group university. You will be taught by leading experts in our research-based Business School, which is recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Banker Institute.
The course provides a thorough grounding in both theory and current practice including specialist modules in commercial banking, investment banking and risk management. You will also develop the analytical, quantitative, research and communication skills required by leading employers in retail and investment banking, the City and financial services more generally.
Leeds has been named a Financial Centre of Excellence by the UKTI, with over 30 national and international banks employing 13,000 people in the city. With support from our dedicated employability team in the Business School this degree offers you superb opportunities to gain relevant work experience during your time at university and excellent career prospects once you graduate.

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Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, North Yorkshire, England
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Maurice Keyworth Building, The University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT, North Yorkshire, England

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· Requirements

Entry requirements A-level: AAA GCSE: Grade A/7 in Mathematics and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification. Other course specific tests: Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications for this course. Select alternative qualification Access to HE Diploma BTEC Cambridge Pre-U International Baccalaureate Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate) Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers Alternative entry We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background. ormal links...

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Xi Chen Ooi
4.5 06/03/2017
What I would highlight: The seminars, which are very interactive. The tutors are truly supportive and passionate about their subjects. They are always willing to help if you have any issues with the coursework.
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What you'll learn on the course

Investment Banking
Risk Management
IT risk
Business School
Banking and Finance
Banking Finance
Commercial Banking
Financial Training
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Mathematics

Course programme

Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

Year 1 will introduce you to the basics of finance and the way financial information is reported and used in decision making. In addition, you'll study mathematics and economics to broaden your knowledge and skills base.

In Year 2 you'll consolidate your understanding of core course topics with introductory modules in banking systems and commercial banking. As well as studying other specialist modules including credit and financial analytics, you'll also have the chance to develop your commercial awareness and group-working skills.

Your final year will include a research project as well as advanced modules in investment banking, risk management, international banking and financial derivatives. Specialist options include sector-leading modules such as behavioural finance, forensic accounting and finance, and international business finance.

Course structure

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Modules Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Foundations of Finance 20 credits
  • Academic and Professional Development for Studies in Finance 20 credits
  • Mathematical Economics 10 credits
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting 10 credits
  • Introduction to Management Accounting 10 credits
  • Economic Theory and Applications 1 20 credits

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Corporate Finance 20 credits
  • Credit and Financial Analytics 20 credits
  • Banks and Banking Systems 10 credits
  • Commercial Banking 10 credits
  • Commercial Skills for Finance Professionals 10 credits
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting 20 credits

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Investment Banking 10 credits
  • Risk Management in Banking 10 credits
  • International Banking and Finance 10 credits
  • Financial Derivatives 10 credits
  • Advanced Finance 10 credits

For more information on typical modules, read Banking and Finance BSc in the course catalogue

Broadening your academic horizons

At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.

Learning and teaching

You’ll be taught using a range of methods including lectures, tutorials, seminars and workshops. The rest of your time will be spent in independent learning, which allows you to develop your skills in research and analysis. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.

You’ll also benefit from dedicated academic counselling from your Head of Year, a lecturer in your subject area who will meet you individually during the year and act as a personal tutor.


We use a variety of assessment methods to help you develop a range of transferable skills that you’ll need in professional life. These are likely to include coursework, exams, oral presentations, group reports and dissertations.

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