Banking and Finance (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our banking and finance courses received an impressive 100% overall student satisfaction score in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Course details

And in the Complete University Guide 2023, our accounting and finance courses are ranked 12th in the UK for student satisfaction.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

The course’s integrated foundation year will ensure you’re well-equipped as you enter Year 1 of the degree. You will examine the basic principles of banking, finance and economics, as well as other key business functions such as marketing, operations and human resource management. Following your foundation year, you will go on to study the same course content and modules as those on our Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) degree.

The course is designed with input from finance industry experts and draws on accounting, economics, investment theory, law and management to help you develop the skills you’ll need to begin a career in banking or the financial services.


Entry requirements

a minimum of 32 UCAS points

English Language and Mathematics GCSE grade C/4 (or equivalent)

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Development for Success in Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Orientation for Success in Higher Education (core, 30 credits)
  • The Context of Business (core, 30 credits)
  • Using and Managing Data and Information (core, 30 credits)
  • Data Science, Research and Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Accounting (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Financial Markets and Institutions (core, 15 credits)
  • Management Accounting Fundamentals (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding and Managing Data (core, 15 credits)
  • Understanding the Business and Economic Environment (core, 15 credits)
  • Investment (core, 15 credits)
  • Lending (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Econometrics (core, 15 credits)
  • Principles of Finance (core, 15 credits)
  • Problem Solving: Methods and Analysis (core, 15 credits)
  • Creating a Winning Business 1 (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Learning through Work (alternative core, 15 credits)
  • Applied Macroeconomics (option, 15 credits)
  • Company and Business Law (option, 15 credits)
  • Developing Inclusive Organisations (option, 15 credits)
  • International Business (option, 15 credits)
  • Sustainability, Business and Responsibility (option, 15 credits)
  • Dissertation (core, 30 credits)
  • Financial Engineering (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Instruments (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial and Economic Modelling (core, 15 credits)
  • International Banking (core, 15 credits)
  • Financial Management (option, 15 credits)
  • International Trade and Finance (option, 15 credits)
  • Personal Finance (option, 15 credits)
  • Practising Business Strategy (with simulation) (option, 15 credits)
  • Professional Experience Year Placement (option, 30 credits)