BSc (Hons) International Banking & Finance

The BSc (Hons) International Banking & Finance will equip you with the skills and knowledge to help you join the banking and finance industry – an industry with recruiters featuring in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and an average starting salary of £32,500 (The Graduate Market, 2021).

Course details

Gain first-hand experience of the financial market, learn from real-time data and be guided by experts in the field.

  • Mode of study: Full-time classroom
  • Intake: January, May, September
  • Course length: 3 years
  • Course fee: £9250 per year
  • Locations: London

Northumbria University in partnership with QA.

Course overview

Throughout the course, you will engage in topics such as strategic management and corporate responsibility, banking risk management, international finance and financial management. You will have the opportunity to build your portfolio and employability, distinguishing yourself from your competitors with the first-hand experience of current market developments and financial data.

The programme makes use of appropriate technologies to support and enhance your learning experience. These technologies include an online learning platform that provides access and supporting learning materials, where appropriate lecture capture is used to support and review your learning. Additional materials include an online reading list and guidance and direction for your independent learning.


Entry requirements

 Academic entry criteriaEnglish language requirements
International Year One (Level 4)Good High School Grades or equivalentIELTS 5.5 with no element less than 5.5
Year Two (Level 5)Level 4 qualification with a pass grade in a business and management-related fieldIELTS 6.0 with no element less than 5.5 (or approved equivalent)
Year Three (Level 6)BTEC HND/Foundation Degree or equivalent in a related subject. If you have taken a BTEC HND programme, we will usually expect you to have performed to an average of Merit standard. If you have taken a Foundation Degree, we will be looking for performance to Commendation level, or 60% average**



Upon graduation, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to join the banking and finance industry in areas such as financial services, financial advisory work, international banking, building societies, insurance companies, credit unions and other financial intermediaries.

Typical roles include:

  • Finance Manager
  • Business Banker
  • Banking Operations Specialist
  • Tax Manager
  • Corporate Audit Manager
  • Financial Consultant
  • Stock Trader
  • Financial Controller


All units are core and are worth 20 credits unless specified.

  • International Year One