Course Information

Ulster University Foundation Degree in Financial Services Management

Ulster University

Level 5


This course is aimed at students who have an interest in the Financial Services sector. The overall aim of this Foundation Degree is to provide a sufficiently broad education in financial services that will ensure that degree holders are well equipped for further career enhancement. To assist in this aim an integral part of the programme is an industrial placement that includes an appropriate Work-based Learning component. This Foundation Degree will equip students with the combination of technical skills, academic knowledge and transferable skills that employers locally are demanding. On-going consultation through the College’s Industrial Liaison Committee ensures the industrial relevance of the programme and will ensure that a suitable range of career paths is available to the graduate.


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Additional Information

During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.

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Course Content

Students will study a wide range of topics that relate to the Financial Services industry and key management principles of Financial Services.

Assessment Method

Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including coursework and / or examination. A number of techniques appropriate to the profession are also used to measure student progress comprising observational assessments, interview skills, research methods and presentations.

Progression Opportunities

Progression from the award may take the form of either a career as a professional within the Financial Services industry or the subsequent pursuit of a higher-level academic qualification - Ulster University BSc Hons Degree in Business with Accounting or BSc Hons in Business Administration.

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Entry Requirements

Reference which supports your suitability to gain a place on the course (Academic and Personal). / A BTEC National Diploma or other relevant level 3 qualification, preferable in a relevant subject OR - A minimum of one A Level preferably in a relevant subject OR - An Access to Higher Education Certificate. As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32 - 48 points, based on your level 3 studies. / Maths and English grade C (or Essential Skills equivalent). International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Further Information

Tuition Fees Part-Time - £250 per module which includes your Ulster University fee. Full-Time £2600 which includes your Ulster University fee. Students are required to: / Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE). / Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted. / Pass* all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme. / The minimum overall pass* mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

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