Entry year
Start date
September 2019
Duration
1 year
Application deadline
January 2019
Campus
Northampton Square
UCAS Code
N3NF

Overview

Who is it for?

The Foundation Year is designed to prepare UK and EU 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 (with Foundation Year) 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.

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 estimated breakdown of course assessment is as follows:

Year 0

0% written, 0% practical, 100% 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 estimated study time is as follows:

Year 0

28% scheduled learning, 72% independent learning, 0% placement.

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.

View academic timetables

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 (Cass 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.

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

More information about applying to Cass

Terms and conditions

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

Entry requirements

Open only to Home and EU students. For overseas students please see INTO City.

A-Level: BBB plus GCSE Maths grade B/6 and GCSE English grade C/5

BTEC: Distinction Distinction Distinction plus GCSE Maths grade B/6 and GCSE English grade C/5

Access to HE: 45 level 3 credits including minimum 15 Distinction and no more than 15 Pass, plus GCSE Maths grade B/6 and GCSE English grade C/5

IB: 29 points overall with minimum standard level 5 Maths

English language requirements

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

  • IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum of 6 in any unit
  • GCSE: English language grade C

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI 's list of SELT s we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2015.

Study abroad

This is an option on the BSc Finance course, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Placements

This is an option on the BSc Finance course, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Fees

UK/EU £6,500 * Tuition fees are subject to annual change

* The fee for this course in 2019/20 is £6,500 for each year of study.

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