Course Comparison

Course BA (Hons) International Finance BSc (Hons) Financial Economics
Award Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons) Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons)
Duration 1 year 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) (+ optional placement)
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider Plymouth Business School Plymouth Business School
Entry requirements

This course lasts for one year and is designed as a 'top-up' if you have already successfully completed study equivalent to a Foundation Degree, HND or an equivalent professional qualification. At the end of it you will be eligible to receive a full U.K. honours degree.

You will also need IELTS of 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in listening, reading, speaking and writing). If you have an IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 you will need to attend a short course before the degree starts to improve your English and study skills. 

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

English language requirements

Please contact the Admissions Team.

A levels

Including a minimum of two A levels. Excluding general studies.

BTEC

18 Unit BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM in any subject.  

BTEC National Diploma modules

If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

Access

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma in any subject with at least 33 credits at merit/distinction.  

GCSE

All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English at grade C or above. 

International Baccalaureate 

26 overall to include 4 at any subject at Higher Level.

Other

14-19 Diplomas are accepted – please enquire. 

Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.

Short of the entry requirements for this course? Don’t worry you may be eligible for a foundation year to prepare you for possible entry onto this course for the following year.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.

Learn more about foundation years with the Faculty of Business.

English language requirements.