Course Information

BSc (Hons) in Corporate Law and Finance (Subject to Validation by The Open University)

Open University
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 14 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 3 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 18
Total Hours: 548
Fee: 4395
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.

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.
  • *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
  • 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.

    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. Entry point - Year 2: Learners will require a Certificate in Higher Education or a Higher National Certificate (or equivalent) in a Law or Finance related subject, qualifications deemed equivalent or by the college’s policy relating to APEL. Students must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above. Entry point - Year 3: Entry to the Honours programme requires applicants to have successfully completed a Foundation Degree (or other relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Higher National Diploma) in a Law or Finance related discipline, qualifications deemed equivalent or by the college’s policy relating to APEL. Students must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above. Students may gain admission through Recognised Prior Learning. RPL is the process by which the college can identify, assess and certify an applicant’s past educational and vocational achievements. Applicants wishing to be considered for RPL for a particular program for the purpose of admission or credit must bring this to the attention of the course director at the application and interview stage. Applicants wishing to be considered for direct entry into a level above four or five would normally only be credited a maximum of 240 credits. Gaining credit at level 6 does not qualify. APEL is where applicants can gain admission to a program on the basis of their experiential learning. At the ‘application stage’ applicants should inform the admissions staff and the relevant course director of their intention to apply for APEL. APEL can only be used for admission purposes and not to gain credit or exemptions.