Entry year
Start date
September 2023
Duration
1 year
Application deadline
25th January 2023
Campus
Northampton Square
UCAS Code
N3NF

Overview

Who is it for?

The Foundation Year is designed to prepare UK students for the key subjects that will form the core of the rest of your degree in Finance. On successful completion of the Foundation Year you will have obtained a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics, IT and business management which will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter Programme Stage 1 of the main degree. The BSc Finance degree provides you with the skills needed for a variety of careers within the finance world- from brokerage, auditing and consulting to risk management, and financial analysis within both debt and equity markets.

Objectives

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme that provides an entry route to the first year of either the BSc Banking and International Finance, BSc Finance or BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management, and is designed to prepare you for the key subjects that will form the core of the rest of your degree.

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Structure

The Foundation course has been designed to familiarise you with the material that you will study in more depth in the later years of the degree programme.

The modules covered are:

Assessment methods

Some assessment is by group work and individual assignments which you take home to complete. For year 0, there will be continual assessment using class or online quizzes and tests, but no large formal end-of-year exams.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2019/20 entry is as follows:

Year 0

19% Practical, 81% coursework.

Overall workload

Most contact hours take the form of lectures. A number of tutorials, exercise classes and surgery hours are scheduled during the year. Approximate study time based on 2019/20 entry is as follows

Year 0

27% scheduled learning, 73% independent learning.

Term dates

Academic year

For a full breakdown of the current and forthcoming academic year view our term dates page.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Application

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

  • Institution code: C60 (Bayes Business School and City, University of London)
  • Course code: N3NF (BSc Finance with Foundation Year)

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

Please note that you can only apply for either the BSc (Hons) Finance with Foundation Year (N3NF) or the BSc (Hons) Finance degree (N3N3). When we review your application, we will decide which course you are most suited for based on your predicted or obtained results.

Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

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Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

The Foundation Programme is for home fee paying students only. If you think you may still be eligible based on your circumstances, for example you have EU Settlement/Pre-Settlement Status, Indefinite Leave to Remain or Refugee Status, please email bayesug@city.ac.uk. If you are an international student please refer to INTO City for information about the International Foundation Programme.

For international students who do not meet the entry requirements for year 1 entry we recommend our affiliated foundation course providers INTO City, University of London and KIC London.

A-Level: BBB

If you are studying General Studies or Critical Thinking these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.

For A-Level applicants we also require a minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD

For BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical applicants we also require a minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

For candidates taking a combination of A Level/BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications we accept the following:

  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 National Diploma (grades DD) with one A-Level (grade B)
  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (grade D) with two A-levels (grades BB)

For combination BTEC/OCR/A-Level applicants we also require a minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

IB: 30 points overall, including either HL4 or SL5 in both Mathematics and English. Please note that we are happy to accept both Maths Analysis & Approaches and Maths Applications & Interpretations.

Access to Higher Education: Pass the course with 45 level 3 credits including minimum 15 distinction credits and no more than 15 credits at Pass.

For Access applicants we also require a minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

For European qualifications please contact us to check eligibility.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • GCSE: Grade C or 4
  • IGCSE: Grade C
  • O-Level: Grade C
  • TOEFL (Test centre or iBT Special Home Edition): 92 overall (24 Writing, 23 Reading, 22 Speaking, 21 Listening)
  • A-Level: Grade C
  • IELTS (Academic, UKVI or IELTS Indicator): 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test
  • Pearson Academic Online / Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59 overall with minimum of 59 in each sub test
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 at Standard level or Grade 4 at Higher level
  • Cambridge English Advanced (also known as Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (180 overall) at CEFR Level C1 with minimum 170 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): Pass qualification (all grades accepted)
  • Cambridge English First (also known as Certificate of First in English): Grade A (180-190) at CEFR Level C1
  • Vitnemal: English grade 5
  • French Baccalaureat: 14/20 in English
  • Malaysian GCE O Level (SPM-1119 syllabus only): grade A

Study abroad

This is an option on the BSc FinanceBSc Banking and International Finance or BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management degrees, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Placements

This is an option on the BSc FinanceBSc Banking and International Finance or BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management degrees, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Fees

UK £7,200 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Career pathways

As a graduate of this course, you will be well-placed to enter a career in the finance industry, within the finance function of a corporation, in consulting, or in regulation and government.

Job roles include Assistant Auditor, Consulting Analyst, Financial Analyst, Graduate Analyst, Insurance Broker Assistant, Investment Banking Analyst, Investment Banking Credit Risk Analyst, Market Analyst, Risk Management Assistant and Underwriting Assistant. Find out the types of positions our graduates have gone on to work in here.

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