Transform your Future with a Degree in Corporate Law and Finance

Transform your Future with a Degree in Corporate Law and Finance
April, 2021

Transform your future and enrol on the BSc (Hons) Degree in Corporate Law and Finance at South West College (SWC) Omagh campus. The course is accredited through the Open University and will be delivered province-wide through blended learning.  


Applications are now open for prospective students who wish to join this industry-recognised three-year full-time programme in September 2021. The commercially focused course is aimed at people from any discipline who have attained a level 3 qualification who wish to pursue a career in the remunerative legal and financial sector. 


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’ (Invest NI, 2019). This specialist higher education course will fill a gap in the current academic market within Northern Ireland and has been designed to prepare students with the tools and knowledge required to operate in legal and financial environments and develop a broad understanding of law and finance from an international perspective.   


The course offers excellent progression opportunities and will prepare students for a rewarding career within the robust professional legal and financial sectors. South West College Deputy Head of School - Business Management and Specialist Education, Siobhan Breen, said: “In consultation with a number of professionals within the legal and financial sectors, the BSc Hons in Corporate Law and Finance is an excellent pathway given it has been identified as having a skills deficit in the region. Students who study in both the legal and financial fields possess a rare skill set which is highly sought after by employers. The programme focuses on the law affecting major global financial markets and their regulation. In Northern Ireland, we have access to legal/financial centres in both Belfast and Dublin. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of how the law works, as well as how finance shapes leadership and risk management within organisations.” 


The BSc (Hons) Degree in Corporate Law and Finance at SWC was recently launched in September 2020 and is an important addition to the firmly established financial sector suite of programmes currently offered at SWC, providing students with an interdisciplinary learning experience combining both law and finance. This combined approach presents a unique opportunity for learners to gain significant insight into many areas, focusing on corporate finance, financial investment and analysis, financial maths and statistics, financial services regulations, corporate legislation and corporate governance, risk management and digital business technologies.  

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