• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Award: BIFin
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Examine money management within large corporations seeking to generate income and wealth. You’ll explore capital markets and their role in wealth creation.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

The BIFin (Bachelor of International Finance) provides you with the necessary analytical skills to understand the environment in which multinational firms operate.

Where the BFin (Bachelor of Finance) addresses financial issues relating to UK and Irish companies, the focus of the BIFin is on the international financial stage. Incorporating core modules of the BFin, elements of this syllabus enable you to understand how these firms select, assess, and finance their projects internationally. It will provide you with a foundation to appreciate how financial risks are managed by international firms. The programme covers the mechanics and operation of foreign exchange and interest rate markets, financial econometrics, and important monetary and financial issues affecting developments around the world. 

We aim to show you how vital the financial sector is both in the UK and overseas. We will show you all aspects of the financing process from the raising of funds by companies through to the complex operation of, and links between, different capital markets.

Professional accreditation

The BFin is an accredited degree and provides exemptions from the following bodies’ professional examinations:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

The BFin degree also provides exemption from certain professional examinations of the following bodies:

  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • The Chartered Banker Institute
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The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2018 and 2019
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBC (minimum) - ABBB (typical) at Higher. English and mathematics (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) is recommended. BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting at Advanced Higher. English (Standard Grade at 2 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C) is recommended
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. GCSE English and mathematics at B / 6 is recommended BBB including mathematics, economics and accounting. GCSE English at B / 6 is recommended.
BTEC A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points including 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level, plus Standard Level English and mathematics at 5.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
30 points including mathematics, economics and accountancy at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5, plus Standard Level English at at grade 5
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) H2H2H2H3 at Higher Level. Ordinary Level English and mathematics at O2 is recommended Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Graduate Entry
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
SWAP Access
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A-Levels at BB Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall
Other Qualifications
Notes

 EU and International qualifications



English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

Our programmes are delivered through lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, projects and hands-on computer labs. Assessment is by a mixture of coursework (for example, an essay), computer labs, projects based on group assignments and exams.

Advanced entry

You can study for these Honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. This will reduce your study time by a year enabling you to start working and earning earlier.

How you will be assessed

The weightings allocated to assessed coursework and the final examination vary from module to module. Typically 80% is allocated to the final exam but this is less in some modules and more in others.

Course Content

Level 1 - During the first year of both these courses, you’ll be undertaking a range of modules from Accounting and Finance together with the Economic Studies disciplines. 

Level 2 - The previous year elements are further developed at this stage. Modules are designed to help you understand the role of finance in the business world and develop the techniques and skills required in making good financial decisions. 

Level 3 - By this stage you’ll have the analytical skills to allow you to critically assess financial conditions and recognise potential problems.  Demonstrating these abilities well in this junior Honours year will put you on a strong platform towards a good Honours classification. At this stage the syllabus begins to specialize between the two degree paths.

Level 4 – Now you have an element of choice in the modules you want to take, although one compulsory module remains from each discipline.  At this stage learning becomes more specialized. You’ll be better able to identify your strengths and select the study areas that are going to best support your career ambitions.

Modules

Year 1 – Level 1 Core Modules

Semester 1

  • AB11002 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • EC11002 Global Economic Perspectives
  • AB11009 Business Management & Information Systems

Semester 2

  • AB12003 Introductory Management Accounting
  • MA12003 Statistics and Probability
  • EC12004 Foundations of Economic Analysis (Accountancy & Finance)

Year 2 - Level 2 Core Modules

Semester 1

  • AB21001 Financial Decision Analysis
  • AB21002 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • EC21001 Microeconomics

Semester 2

  • AB22004 Intermediate Financial Management
  • AB22003 Intermediate Management Accounting
  • EC22002 Macroeconomics & Economic Statistics 

Year 3 – Core Modules

  • AB30002 Advanced Financial Management
  • AB30008 Taxation
  • AB30012 International Capital Markets
  • EC30011 Microeconomic Analysis
  • EC30012 Macroeconomic Analysis 

Year 4 - Core Modules

  • AB40004 Financial Management Theory
  • EC40005 International Finance 

Plus - Students choose two modules from Accounting & Finance and one module from Economic Studies 

Accounting & Finance – choose two modules from:

  • AB30001 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • AB30009 Financial Reporting Theory
  • AB30014 Business Strategy & Policy
  • AB40003 Social Responsibility
  • AB40005 Financial Statement Analysis
  • AB40010 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • AB40011 Dissertation
  • AB40014 Fiscal Studies 

Economic Studies – choose one module from:  

  • EC30001 Econometrics
  • EC30005 Financial Institutions
  • EC30008 Human Resources
  • EC40002 Government and Business
  • EC40004 Economics of Globalisation
  • EC40006 Risk & Information
  • EC40007 Business Strategy
  • EC40010 Financial Economic Analysis

 

Many BIFin students go on to work in the financial services sector either as analysts, fund managers or on the trading floors of investment banks. A large number take professional examinations such as those of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland or the Chartered Financial Analyst Association.

You’ll be able to make use of the university's dedicated careers service to help you to confidently prepare for your next career step.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fees for students starting 2019-20

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2019-20
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed not to increase by more than 3% per year, for the length of your course.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.


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  Degree UCAS Code Unistats Data
Apply NowInternational Finance BIFinN390