Who is this course for?
This course is for students who wish to pursue a career in financial services. The course provides a vital stepping stone to a fast-track career in any area of Jersey’s largest business sector. in 2017, 100% of graduates from this programme went into graduate level employment, or onto further study. The majority of students on this course will have progressed from the Foundation Degree in Financial Services at University College Jersey. However, we also accept applications from appropriately qualified and/or experienced applicants who may be choosing to return to study.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Foundation Degree (FdA) in Financial Services or equivalent
How long is this course?
This is a one year full-time programme commencing every September
What will I study on this course?
As a student on the course you would undertake a carefully structured programme of lectures and tutorials, which is designed to integrate the learning you have achieved on the foundation degree, apply the knowledge and skills you have to current issues in the sector, investigate theory related to practice in industry and develop independent learning skills and professional skills. Module titles include:
- Honours project OR Consultancy module
- Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Leading People: Achieving Objectives in the Financial Services Sector
- Financial Sector: Competitive Advantage & Strategic Risk
- Applied Wealth Management
What Qualification will I gain?
BA (Honours) in Financial Services
Will I go out on work experience?
Work Based Learning is part of the FdA Financial Services not the BA (Hons) programme.
How is the course assessed?
The method of assessment varies between modules and your tutors will advise you of the method(s) to be used. Examples include: business reports, examinations, literature reviews, seminars and presentations. The variety of assessment modules reflects the need for students to develop a range of different knowledge, understanding and skills.
What does this course lead on to?
As a graduate of this programme you will have a range of professional skills and knowledge along with the confidence to work within the financial sector. Your studies and the experience you have gained working for, and with, organisations in completing the FdA Financial Services and the BA (Hons) Financial Services give you the ability to make an informed choice of the sector you wish to make your career in and the skills to start your career.
You may not, however, want to go straight into employment after you finish your honours degree. Should you wish to undertake further research within a discipline either directly relevant to or closely related to this degree, then you can study for a higher degree, usually contingent on achieving high grades in your BA (Hons) Financial Services. One option may be to progress to a Masters Degree. Graduates of this programme (with at least a 2:2) are able to progress to MSc in Business and Management at Plymouth University.
How much will it cost?
We are awaiting a ministerial decision but the fees for UCJ Degrees are likely to be in the order of £7,900 which are payable through Student Finance
How can I find out more?
Contact Ben Bennett on 608699 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org