Banking and Finance - BSc (Hons)

You’re ambitious, and you understand the kind of skills you need to get ahead in the banking, financial and commercial sector.

Course details

We know you’re determined, and that you want to have a strong grasp of what it’s like to work in banking and finance after you graduate.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Locations: Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin Univesity, ARU

Course overview

Here at ARU, we understand the importance of collaboration in today’s financial world. So develop your cooperative skills and ideas generation with course-based student societies – and become a stronger player on the job market.

Our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab in Chelmsford offers you the chance to enhance your employability, through virtual trading and live financial information on global stock exchanges. We believe that the sooner you start, the more you’ll get out of it. That’s why you’ll be using Bloomberg, with full support, from Year 1.


Entry requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


There are exciting career opportunities across the banking and finance industries, in both private and public sectors. With your Banking and Finance degree, you may wish to move into a role in the financial markets, in areas such as FX management, derivative markets or equity fund management, or you could opt to gain experience in the banking sector in areas such as credit risk management, or mergers and acquisitions. You may even decide to start your own business.


Core modules provide a foundation across a broad range of legal issues and how these permeate into everyday life, and explore the real-life application of marketing and examine customer and ethical challenges in business.

  • Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management
  • Global Business Environment and International Strategy
  • Introduction to Business Contracts and the Law
  • Digital Business and Principles of Marketing
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Financial Management
  • Introduction to Financial Reporting
  • Quantitative Methods for Banking and Finance
  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Ruskin Module (15 credits)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • International Financial Reporting
  • Financial Investment Analysis
  • Undergraduate Major Project