This degree programme is designed to build your wider financial knowledge and transferrable skills. The course includes topics such as finance, investment, economics, accounting and marketing. You will also have the opportunity to study for a professional qualification during the course of your degree that is recognised in the professional sector. This can help enable our students to have an advantage when seeking employment. The financial services industry is a fast moving and exciting sector to be involved in. There is a wide range of career opportunities for qualified and ambitious individuals looking to work in finance. We work closely with industry professionals and employers to ensure that our course and qualifications offer current, dynamic and relevant skills to help equip you with the best opportunities for success. If you choose this course you may benefit from: The opportunity to gain a professional qualification from a leading professional institution alongside your degree. You can also benefit from exemption with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Students wishing to study other professional qualifications will also benefit from prior learning recognition from our degree programme, such as Investment Management Certificate (IMC,CA); Graduate-level career prospects in the financial services sector for successful graduates; Academic staff with relevant professional backgrounds and finance experience; An optional placement or study-abroad year (subject to a successful application). Students have enjoyed placements with Tesco, IBM, Toys R Us and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); Well-developed links with employers such as HSBC, IBM, and the NHS and links to organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).