Course Information


BSc (Hons) Degree in Corporate Law and Finance (Validated by The Open University)

The Open University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 18
Total Hours: 548
Fee: 4530
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: siobhan.breen@swc.ac.uk

Description

Northern Ireland has become a leading global location for financial and legal/professional services investment, with 6,555 employed in legal services and 39,287 employed in financial services (source: Invest NI, Nov 2019). This programme is aimed at those students who have attained a level 3 qualification and who wish to pursue a career in the legal and financial sector. The BSc (Hons) in Corporate Law and Finance will be an important addition to the financial sector suite of programmes currently on offer at SWC. The degree has a focus on the areas of corporate finance, financial investment and analysis, financial maths and statistics, financial services regulations, corporate legislation and corporate governance, risk management and digital business technologies. The provision will equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in legal and financial environments, and to develop a broad understanding of law and finance from an international perspective.

Additional Information

  • Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
  • Download the full programme specification here

  • Teaching Delivery Statement

    The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners

    Terms & Conditions

    Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on- line: www.swc.ac.uk 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.
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  • *The minimum overall pass mark of 50% is required to be achieved in all modules.

    Course Content

    Year 1

  • Legal Skills
  • Principles of Economics
  • Introduction to Law
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Contract Law
  • Financial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Year 2
  • Corporate Law
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Services Law
  • Markets and the Economy
  • Tort Law
  • Year 3
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Finance Investment and Analysis
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Financial Crime
  • Research and Dissertation
  • Core Modules

    Year 1 Digital Business Technology Contract Law Financial Mathematics and Statistics Financial Markets and Institutions Principles of Economics Quantitative Methods for Finance Year 2 Company Law Risk Management Finance Investment and Analysis Corporate Finance Markets and the Economy Tort Law Year 3 Corporate Governance and Ethics Behavioural Finance Research Skills Financial Crime Dissertation Year 2 Company Law Risk Management Finance Investment and Analysis Corporate Finance Markets and the Economy Tort Law Year 3 Corporate Governance and Ethics Behavioural Finance Research Skills Financial Crime Dissertation

    Optional Modules

    N/A

    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 BSc (Hons) in Corporate Law and Finance includes further study at Masters level in the field of Law and/or Finance, or to professional qualifications. Students can also progress into the workplace in the legal and financial sector.

    Entry Requirements

    Entry point - Year 1: All applications will be individually considered. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and Maths in addition to one of the following:

  • successful completion of an advanced diploma;
  • successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/Certificate in a related subject;
  • successful completion of A-level study;
  • equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level;
  • qualifications deemed equivalent to the above;
  • UCAS tariff score of 56 or above is desired for entry to this programme, entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s or by the college’s policy relating to APEL.
  • International Student Entry Requirements

    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.