This course aims to develop key academic and professional skills in banking, finance and financial services. Banking and Financial Planning differs from Accounting and Finance in that the subject is more analytical, requiring you to be investigative in your problem solving. Our Banking and Financial Planning is the ideal degree for you if you are seeking a career in the financial sector – banking, personal financial planning, investments, and wealth management. This vocationally orientated course helps to prepare you for the real world of financial planning and banking and provides you with a solid foundation for future employment within this sector or for further academic study. There is also the option to complete a year’s work placement to prepare you for your future career. This course is accredited by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the regulator of the financial services industry. The accreditation by the FCA reflects the quality, relevance and reputation of the degree. All of your essential reading will be available from the University's Library which means that all your essential course reading materials are available for free when you start with us. Join us in September 2018 and be the first to experience student life at the University’s brand-new Waterside Campus. Come along to one of our Open Days to find out more.