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BSc Applied Finance (Degree Apprenticeship) - 2020 entry

Please note: The below is for 2020 entries. Click here for 2021 entries.
UCAS code None
Duration 4 years
Entry year 2020

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Streatham, Exeter

Discipline Accounting and Finance


Our BSc Applied Finance offers the exciting opportunity to gain four qualifications through one programme, all whilst gaining valuable real-world work experience.

In addition to your BSc Applied Finance degree, you will gain Level 4 and Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships and a Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment Diploma in Investment Operations.

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Entry requirements

Qualification Required grades Required subjects
GCSE C or 4 English Language
Contextual Offer

Specific requirements must still be achieved, therefore where a grade A is required, offers will be ABC or ACC. Find out more about contextual offers.

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NB General Studies is not included in any offer.



The tuition fee for this programme will be paid for by your employer and the Government.

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Course content

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Financial Assets and Markets
  • Introduction to Securities and Investments
  • Principles of Risk Management
  • IT in Investment Operations
  • Operational Risk in Financial Services
  • Other Major Risks in Financial Services
  • Global Securities operations
  • Global Operations Management
  • Advanced Global Securities Operations
  • Regulation, Compliance and Risk
  • Financial Modelling
  • Fintech
  • Intrepreneureship

Learning and teaching

The University of Exeter Financial Services Professional Degree Apprenticeship

  • A BSc from a prestigious Russell Group university.
  • Membership of CISI from the start of the course and a Diploma in Investment Operations on successful completion of the programme.
  • Flexible delivery – minimum time away from the workplace.
  • Online delivery using the latest technology to allow individual and group working in any location.
  • Programme specifically designed by an experienced academic team.


  • BSc (Hons) Applied Finance
  • Investment Operations Degree Apprenticeship at Level 4
  • Financial Services Professional Degree Apprenticeship at Level 6
  • CISI Diploma in Investment Operations

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BSc Applied Finance does not follow the standard UCAS application process. To gain a place you must apply directly to one of our partner employers’ vacancies (advertised below under 'read more'). You can apply to this programme in addition to making applications to any institution through UCAS.

How to apply

  1. Apply through your chosen company's website via the links below. You are welcome to apply for more than one vacancy.
  2. Once you have applied we will review your application, with the company of interest.
  3. If you meet our requirements you be invited to an interview.
  4. Once your interview is completed, you will receive a notification about whether you have been successful.
  5. If you have been successful you will be offered a position with the company. Your place will be confirmed by us, and we will send further information about how to enrol as a student.
  6. If you have not been successful this time, do not worry! Keep an eye out for other opportunities on this page.

Your future

About the apprenticeship

As an apprentice you will be a full salaried member of your organisation, typically earning between £13,000 and £19,000. Much of your learning will take place at work, either through projects linked to academic content or time set aside for distance learning.

Depending upon the vacancy you’ve applied for, you might be working for a small IT start-up or a multinational corporation. Either way, your employer will be fully committed to and supportive of your studies.