The Banking and Finance degree is of particular interest to those wishing to enter the financial sector. It will provide you with the opportunity to acquire specialist economic knowledge of the operation of the monetary and financial sectors. In addition to providing you with training relevant to the practice of banking and other financial careers, it also provides exemptions from certain examinations of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. Spoken by more than 400 million people across some 20 countries worldwide, it is one of the most useful languages in the world for business and leisure alike. It opens doors to a vibrant and diverse range of cultural experiences. For the Spanish component of the course, you will be taught by staff who are actively involved in research in a wide range of topics relating to Spain and Latin America. Distinctive features Distinctive features of the course include: •economic principles with an emphasis on issues relating to Banking and Finance; •the central role of year two core modules of Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Introductory Econometrics implicit to the Banking and Finance degree course; •the use of simulated financial trading to understand the behaviour of financial trading markets in the context of different micro financial structures; •core specialist modules of Money, Banking and Finance (year two) and Economics of Banking, Financial Economics, and International Finance (year three) that explicitly define the degree; •a study year abroad in Spain.