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ATRiuM (Atlantic House)
A foundation year course comprises 120 credits and provides an entry route on to many of our undergraduate courses. This full-time course is usually completed in 1 year.
A foundation degree is the equivalent of the first two years of an Honours degree, it may be studied full or part-time, and consist of academic study combined with relevant work-based learning undertaken with an employer. It may also be studied as a stand-alone qualification or upon completion you may progress to the final year of an Honours degree. However in some cases you might, on completion of the Foundation Degree, be required to transfer to the second year of an Honours degree. This is known as a 2+2 arrangement. You should check the requirements of your progression route.
An undergraduate degree course comprises 360 credits. If you are studying full-time, you will normally complete these credits over a 3 year period. If you are studying part-time, you will complete these over a longer period, usually 6 years.
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An undergraduate finance, accounting or audit degree from a UK university, class 2:2 Honours or higher.
Alternatively, an undergraduate business degree from a UK university with an appropriate level of financial content, class 2:2 Honours or higher.
Equivalent accredited international or professional qualifications are acceptable.
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Prepare yourself for a career in the exciting and fast-moving world of financial services with a Masters degree in Finance. Enhance your critical, analytical and appraisal skills in this dynamic area of study.
You will study a range of finance modules from both a theoretical and practical point of view, through academic reading and use of simulation software and powerful financial databases. A study of research methods in a finance context will prepare you to undertake your own chosen research project in an area of finance with supervision from expert academic staff. You will also have the opportunity to choose an optional module in an area of specialism such as Islamic banking and finance or financial mathematics.
Wales accounts for 49,000 employees in the financial and professional services sector, and is predicted to see further growth in the next 10 years, as the sector grows, there will be an increase in demand for a skilled workforce.
You could be part of this workforce, you will be studying in Atlantic House, which is right in the heart of Cardiff’s Business Enterprise Zone and is very close to the University’s ATRiuM campus.
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Students will take the following modules:
Quantitative methods for financial markets
Investment and portfolio analysis
Financial management techniques
Research methods for finance and accounting
Multinational operations in finance and banking
Islamic banking and finance
Corporate financial reporting
The course is delivered full time or part-time through a combination of lectures, tutorials, computer workshops, case study analysis and discussion groups. A hands-on, student led approach is employed; whereby students are exposed to real-world situations and given the skills and opportunities to find practical solutions.
Assessment is by a range of methods, predominantly coursework based assignments.
This MSc Finance will enhance your critical, analytical and appraisal skills when handling business data from a financial perspective. These skills, coupled with your previous qualifications in business studies, accounting or audit, will make you a highly desirable candidate.
You will receive a full master’s degree from the University of South Wales that demonstrates a high-order overview of Finance.
A wide range of careers in financial services are available to graduates, including Trading, investment management, fund management, financial advice, compliance reporting, banking and insurance.
This course is delivered in Atlantic House, Cardiff and offers facilities and a supportive environment in which Accounting and Finance students can flourish. From a fully equipped learning resource centre and a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software from Thomson Reuters to interactive teaching spaces.
The Accounting and Finance Advice Clinic is also based in Atlantic House, utilising specialist expertise within the University to provide free financial advice to the public and small businesses. The Clinic provides opportunities for Accounting and Finance students to gain experience in an applied setting, enabling them to gain and enhance the transferable skills they’ll need when entering the workforce.
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