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Global Finance BSc (Hons)

Study in the historic Great Hall of Leicester Castle, originally built in 1150 and currently undergoing a £4.2 million refurbishment.

Overview

Clearing 2017 - Apply now for courses starting September 2017

Reasons to study Global Finance at DMU:

The Global Finance BSc is designed as a special honours programme for our highest achieving accounting and finance students, and in addition to providing you with ACCA and CIMA exemptions and encouraging an academic approach to global finance, we provide you with structured career development support and placement opportunities to prepare you for a career as a modern financial specialist.

You will develop the skills you need for a future in global financial industries such as investment, banking, insurance and pensions and treasury management.

On this programme you will focus on modern global finance techniques, interpretative practices and issues, as well as developing theoretical and technical foundations.

  • Accredited by the CFA Society of the UK (CFA UK), this course provides solid knowledge for students aiming to gain the Investment Management Certificate (IMC). The IMC is the most widely recognised qualification of its kind in the UK and considered the profession’s benchmark entry-level qualification. 
  • Opportunity for an in-country experience with a leading international organisation
  • Opportunity for an international experience with one of our international partner colleges
  • Personal leadership mentoring from leading industry figures
  • World-leading academics
  • Unique learning environment headquartered in the Great Hall of Leicester Castle
  • Regular delivery from leading business figures
  • Networking and peer support as a result of being part of a small, exceptionally talented tutor group
  • Portfolio developed in partnership with business
  • Mentoring and 1-1 academic support from leading academics at the forefront of their fields
  • Excellent contact hours
  • Emphasis on the development of business-relevant cultural awareness, including optional language study
  • Gain exemptions for professional qualifications from world leading professional associations including ACCA and CIMA

 

Scholarships:
At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship
Up to 50 per cent of tuition fees offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship page.

Vice-Chancellor’s Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

 

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  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: N3GF

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2017/18 tuition fees will be £9,250 (subject to Parliamentary approval)

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Apply for the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship, worth up to £6,000.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: N3GF

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: £15,500

A £4,000 scholarship is available for this course, find out more.

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online applications portal.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • Entry requirements for September 2017: 120 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC**). One of your A Levels must be in a quantitative subject such as: Maths, Physics or Statistics.
  • Five GCSEs at grades A*–C including English Language and Maths at the required level

  • Pass QAA Access to Higher Education course with at least 15 level 3 credits at Merit

    English (Language or Literature) GCSE required at grade C and Maths GCSE required at grade B

    We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points

** Further information about BTEC equivalencies

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Facilities and features

Leicester Castle

The programme is based in the Great Hall of what was once Leicester Castle. Originally built in approximately 1150, and then extensively rebuilt in approximately 1523, the Great Hall has recently undergone a restoration project. Based in Leicester’s historical Castle Quarter adjacent to the university, the Great Hall will provide a prestigious and inspirational setting for students who have the passion and talent to change the business world. 

Students will also be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million. Facilities include break-out spaces for group work; quiet study zones for individual work, high-spec IT labs and a café. Learning will be supported by access to DMU’s excellent facilities.

Library services

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus. These give access to more than half a million publications, an extensive range of DVDs, e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. 

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks. We offer a range of workshops, drop-in and one-to-one sessions, and our Just Ask service provides email and telephone support.

Campus Centre

The current home of De Montfort Students' Union (DSU), Campus Centre, has been completely refurbished to create a state-of-the-art environment for DSU improving the student experience.

The new-look Campus Centre is the hub for student life. On the ground floor, visitors can eat or drink at a café selling Starbucks coffee, at Subway or at Milly Lane’s, the campus’ newest eatery run by DSU, selling freshly handmade hot and cold food, coffee and smoothies.

Also on the ground floor is a Spar and Subway. There is also the DSU-owned charitable accommodation service Sulets and SUpplies, DSU’s shop, selling art supplies stationary  and clothing, and offering printing and binding services.

A newly-created staircase in the centre of the building leads up to the first floor, where the DSU officer team has new offices. 

Opportunities and careers

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International experience

The Global Finance BSc programme includes an overseas study experience with one of our international partner colleges to help to broaden your cultural awareness and improve independence and resilience, which are valuable skills.

All students have the opportunity to take part in #DMUglobal, our ground-breaking international experience programme, which offers all students the opportunity to gain a meaningful international experience during your studies.

Taking part in a global opportunity will enhance your CV and help you to stand out in a global employment market.

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Placements

You will also have the opportunity to take a paid placement year in industry to enhance your understanding of the global finance sector.

We have a dedicated Placement Team who advertise over 1,000 placement vacancies each year in locations across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

The Placement Team offers one-to-one CV and interview preparation sessions, advice on how to pass aptitude tests, and will assign you a placement tutor who keeps in regular contact during your placement. 

For further details visit our placements page or contact @DMUBALPlacements.

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Graduate careers

A degree in global finance opens up a variety of career opportunities and provides financial management skills which are highly sought after by employers in all sectors.

The course will prepare you for a career in business and management in the public, private or voluntary sectors, as all of these require skilled managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. After studying finance you will be able to consider careers such as those offered in investment, banking and insurance organisations.

Recent graduates from the Faculty of Business and Law have progressed onto roles such as Finance Analyst at Mattel, Finance Officer at Phillips Electronics, Corporate Treasury Specialist (Central and Eastern Europe) at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Finance Performance Analyst at BP.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from UK and international students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with nine halls of residence – and around 2,300 rooms – all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Student support

We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies – our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can. Find out more.

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De Montfort Students' Union

Run by students for students, DSU now offers more than 120 societies as well as 40 sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in the union’s annual elections. Find out more.

 
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