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Bangor International College

Pre-Master's - Investment and Banking

This course aims to broaden your skillset and understanding of Finance, Investment and Banking as well as Business and how those influence each other.

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Overview

This course is designed for students who do not qualify for direct entry to the masters programmes at Bangor University, this could be because of the grades achieved in your bachelor degree; your current qualifications are not equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or because you have a different background.

The Pre-Masters programme is delivered at Bangor University International College and focuses on equipping you with the academic English language skills you need to complete your postgraduate study at Bangor University.

After successfully completing the Pre-Masters Stage at Bangor University International College you will continue your postgraduate at Bangor University.

Depending on your English language level:

  • 15 months (one term Pre-Masters) – start dates in October, April, and June
  • 18 months (one term Pre-Masters) – start dates in January, April and June

Key Information

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Duration

1 Term:

2 months pathway + 1 year degree

2 Terms:

6 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Start Dates

October 2022 | November 2022 | January 2023
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Pathway Tuition Fee

£10,995.00£14,995.00

What you will study

Alongside core modules, you will study subject-specific modules that will equip you with a foundation of knowledge for your chosen field of study.

Core Modules

This module introduces you to economic theories and systems and relates these to the environment within which businesses function. You will further be equipped with the critical skills to apply the concepts and principles they study in a business context, you will be taught to consider the impact of government policies and actions on businesses and to look beyond national policies to the influence of wider economic and political groupings of states.

The main aim of this module is to provide you with an introduction to corporate finance. You will examine the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions, risk and return, the evaluation of projected capital investment and analysis of financial performance, for example. The module further offers insights into the nature of the financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

This module focuses on the techniques of management accounting that are used to collect, process, and present financial and quantitative data within an organisation to aid performance management, cost control, planning and pricing and, through these, the process of managerial decision-making. You will be made aware of the major accounting concepts and of how financial statements are used to support companies in their measurement of profit and valuation of assets and in their planning for future strategic moves and developments.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. It considers the legal bases of different types of businesses and, within these, the nature and impact of different styles of management and leadership. You will be introduced to the fields of operations management and organisational behaviour within business and consider how businesses introduce and manage change.

The module covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision making which are used in many businesses. The module offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions. This enables you to make decisions about the relative importance of particular methods of collecting, collating and displaying data.

Continuation degrees

This study route offers you a pathway to the following degree courses:

MSc (Hons)
Accounting and Banking

The course will enable students to develop an advanced knowledge of accounting and banking, which will be of particular interest to students who wish to pursue a career in the financial industry.

MBA (Hons)
Islamic Banking and Finance

Over the past two or three decades or so, Islamic banking and finance have emerged as another viable way of financial intermediation. It has gained credibility and has spread worldwide and is the preferred way of banking for one-fifth of the world’s population.

MBA (Hons)
Banking & Finance

Study for an MBA Banking and Finance Master’s Degree at one of Europe’s foremost Banking and Finance Schools. The MBA Banking and Finance is designed for candidates with degrees or relevant business backgrounds, who wish to develop their expertise and further their professional careers.

MBA (Hons)
Finance

The course will develop knowledgeable and capable executives, who will move quickly into key positions in the financial sector. The degree focuses on the operation of financial markets and the strategic management of financial entities.

MSc (Hons)
Finance

The MSc and MA Finance programmes at Bangor offer students a unique opportunity to develop an appreciation of the causes and significance of current developments in the financial and corporate sectors and to study advanced theory and practice relating to financial markets and the financial management of business firms.

MSc (Hons)
Islamic Banking and Finance

The professional qualifications from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), are developed by practitioners to equip students with the practical knowledge they need to do their job when they graduate university.

MSc (Hons)
Management and Finance

The ever-changing nature of business firms and the markets in which they operate, has made it increasingly important for corporate managers to have a clear understanding of the theory and practice relating to strategic management and the interrelationships between the firm, its employees and its markets, and the implications for corporate financial strategy.

MSc (Hons)
Banking and Finance

Banking and financial services represent a highly competitive and rapidly changing sector in every modern economy.

MSc (Hons)
Banking and Finance (Chartered Banker)

This degree programme will provide students with advanced level management and business training relating to practical managerial areas in the banking and finance area.

Supporting students to success

Learn more about what our students have to say when studying across our education network.

I have a lot of international friends here at BUIC, and I’ve learnt so much from them. There is always a lot to do together both on and off-campus.

Sagar Nepal, Bangor University International College (BUIC)

I would recommend UGIC because it is based on the main University of Greenwich campus, a cosmopolitan university. At UGIC, there are students from all around the world, and I've made a lot of friends from exciting places."

Gozel Turkmenistan, University of Greenwich International College (UGIC)

I think one of the main reasons the IIM (pre-masters) has been so helpful is because the staff are so supportive and are always able to help me. Whether it is understanding a module or finding out how to sort accommodation, they will help you with everything. I’ve enjoyed studying at Bangor, the people are friendly, and the environment is also really peaceful and safe. It’s given me the best opportunity to succeed in my studies here in the UK.

Tong Tong China, Bangor University International College (BUIC)