BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance

BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance

General Information

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Banking & Finance (Awarded by University of London)
  • Duration: 3 years (full-time)

Key Features

The programme has been developed by academics at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences to provide a thorough understanding of the ways in which financial intermediaries and institutions operate, and the structure and functioning of financial markets

Aim to excel in a career in accountancy, consulting, commercial or investment banking, trading and sales or in risk management

Wish to pursue accreditation from professional bodies including: Ifs School of Finance (the provider of choice to most of the UK’s leading financial services organizations), ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), ICPAS (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore).

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a small specialist university with an international intake and a global reach. Its research and teaching span the full breadth of the social sciences, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, accounting and finance. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation not only for academic excellence, but also for extensive engagement with the worlds of government, policymaking and business.

LSE is a College of the University of London and is responsible for the academic direction of the Economics, Management, Finance and Social Sciences (EMFSS) programmes available as University of London International Programmes. This means that LSE academics and administrative staff develop syllabuses, write subject guides, develop online learning opportunities and materials, advise teaching institutions and prepare and mark examinations.

University of London International Programmes students have the benefit of LSE’s academic expertise, and the backing of the University of London, one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK.

Successful students are awarded degrees or other qualifications by the University of London. These are distinct from degrees or other qualifications awarded by LSE.

Course structure

*Student can choose from a list of modules offered by UoL based on their availability at BUV. The list above is only an example and subject to change.

Entry Requirement

- Academic Requirements:

  • Aged 17 or over by 30 November in the year of registration. 
  • One of the following qualifications:
  1. Complete IFP programme 
  2. Complete A level or IB with good grade: a) Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma: comparable to UK GCSE/IGCSE grade A – C / 9 – 4 provided grade 5 - 10 is achieved on a subject for subject basis in final year of schooling (with the exception of English Language); b) Mathematics to UK GCSE/IGCSE Level (Grade C) or equivalent. 

- English Language Requirements: One of the following:  

  • A proficiency test passed within the last 3 years: 
  1. (IELTS) International English Language Testing System: 6 overall, with 5.5 in each sub-test (Academic or General or IELTS Indicator Online Test). 
  2. Pearson Test of English, Academic: 54 overall, with 54 in Reading and Writing elements. 
  3. (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language (including Special Home Edition test): 87 overall, with 21+ in Reading and Writing sub-tests and 19+ in Speaking and Listening sub-tests.  
  • An award within the past 3 years: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE): English as a Second Language (grade C). 



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