BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance

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Get the skills you need to succeed in the banking, financial and commercial sector, along with essential market insights, with our Banking and Finance degree in Chelmsford.

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Studying Finance at ARU

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You're ambitious, and you understand the kind of skills you need to get ahead in the banking, financial and commercial sector.

We know you’re determined, and that you want to have a strong grasp of what it’s like to work in banking and finance after you graduate.

Our BSc (Hons) Banking and Finance degree course offers a practical, hands-on learning experience. With our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, industry connections, and optional placements and internships, you’ll learn in a unique university environment.

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World-class facilities

As well as our extensive library and IT facilities, you can expect the following as part of your Banking and Finance degree course:

  • access to our Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab to put your new-found knowledge into practice in a fully simulated and completely safe environment
  • active collaborative learning which includes digitally supported learning with online screencasts providing background material to support face-to-face discussion
  • the opportunity to apply and enhance your skills while developing new ones, with an optional placement year
  • study visits in the UK and internationally.


There are exciting career opportunities across the banking and finance industries, in both private and public sectors. With your Banking and Finance degree, you may wish to move into a role in the financial markets, in areas such as FX management, derivative markets or equity fund management, or you could opt to gain experience in the banking sector in areas such as credit risk management, or mergers and acquisitions. You may even decide to start your own business.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements. Throughout your degree you’ll come into regular contact with a number of professional bodies which will allow you to network and create contacts.


"I cannot say enough how much the support provided and the co-curricular activities has helped throughout uni and will continue to be of use in the future."


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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

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