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Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Finance and Investment
with a Foundation Year

Develop the expertise, skills and experience to propel your career into banking, investment or risk management.
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Course overview

If you’re a problem solver who wants a career making data-driven decisions, then our BSc Finance and Investment is the course for you.

Build a strong knowledge of key financial principles and techniques while exploring topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio, and risk management.  Develop data handling skills by working on real-time business data in our Bloomberg Lab, using industry standard trading floor simulation software. Grow the confidence and expertise you’ll need to advise on the financial risks that businesses face and spot the investment opportunities available to them.

Kent Business School is a supportive community, where you’ll work closely with your academic adviser and our world leading academic staff. We’ll work with you to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience that you’ll need to pursue sought-after careers in banking, investment or risk management.

The foundation year is for students whose school-leaving qualifications are below the level required. It offers one year of full-time study prior to the start of your BSc course.

Why study Finance and Investment at Kent?

Excellent opportunities.

Gain work experience with a paid year in industry.


Top ranking

Study at a ‘Triple Crown’ business school accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Entrepreneurial mindset.

Take a ‘selfie year’ and bring your business ideas to life at our aspire centre.

Taught by experts.

This course has been acknowledged under the CFA University Affiliation.   

Everything you need to know about our Finance and Investment course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You’ll be guided through a detailed introduction to financial fundamentals, principles and markets, and explore topics such as data analysis, econometrics, derivatives, portfolio and risk management.

How you'll study

Your progress is assessed through a mix of coursework – including reports, essays and presentations - and exams.

At university, I gained an understanding of the professional environment.

Yemurai reflects on the benefits to her career from having studied BSc Finance and Investment.

Your future

Our graduates look to make their mark on the organisations they join, whether they are large multinational companies or small local firms in Kent.

Kent Business School students make their ambitions known, working at companies like:

  • EY
  • Fidelity Investment
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • PwC
UK finance graduate salaries
Very high
Average base pay (339 salaries)
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A vibrant environment

See what it's like to study Finance and Investment at Kent with a tour of our Canterbury campus.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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