This course is designed for people who want to gain a full undergraduate degree. As a student on a top-up year, you’ll qualify for our MAPS (Making Achievement Possible at Sunderland) programmes. These recognise that you may have had a gap between finishing your diploma, or equivalent, and starting the top-up year. They integrate support for study skills and future employability and are provided by our team of full-time Student Academic Advisors.
A typical week for you will include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include written coursework, projects, presentations and exams.
- Final year (national level 6):
- Financial Management (20 credits)
- Money, Banking and Finance (20 credits)
- Financial Markets (20 credits)
- Managing Projects (20 credits)
- Contemporary Developments in Business and Management (20 credits)
- International Banking (20 credits)
Your qualification will need to be assessed by the course tutor to ensure the programme content meets the required learning outcomes for accreditation of prior learning from HND, Diploma, Foundation Degree or other NQF Level 5 qualification in a related subject
We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language we will require an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) can also be considered if the applicant's element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS.
Gaining an undergraduate degree will boost your career prospects and allow you to progress faster. Salaries in banking and finance are also very attractive and our course is directly relevant to the needs of employers in these sectors.
By completing the course, you will be adding value to your employability and attractiveness as a professional.