Bachelor of Science (Honours) Banking and Finance (Top-up)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by University of Essex

Course introduction


Ranked in the World’s Top 2% of universities according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2015-16, and celebrating their 50thanniversary in 2014, the University of Essex has established a global reputation. The University was awarded the only Regius Professorship for political science by Her Majesty The Queen in 2013.

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Banking and Finance from University of Essex.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

The course may be completed in a minimum of 18 months.

Compulsory Units

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Applying E-commerce in Business
  • Corporate Finance
  • Foundations of Finance
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Financial Modelling
  • Introduction to Banking
  • Pricing of Securities in Financial Markets
  • Options and Futures
  • Empirical Finance
  • Financial Markets and Monetary Policy
  • Behavioural Finance
  • International Finance
  • Bank Risk Management
  • International Banking

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Banking and Finance (Top-up) programme accepts a wide range of qualifications.

These include:
•Polytechnic Diploma
•Kaplan Diploma
•Other Private Diplomas and/or Foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case by case basis
•In all cases the final admissions decision to the programme rests with the university
•Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging units in order to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.

English requirement:
•Successful completion of an approved Diploma qualification or higher, where the language of instruction was English can be considered.
•Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement (

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration


You will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops on the course. The course may be completed in a minimum of 18 months by enrolling in one to two units per term over 8 terms. Each module is supported by 28 contact hours. Classes are run once or twice a week to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled on the course.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a wide range of methods. There are mid-term class tests, individual essays and reports, group reports, individual and group presentations, and written examinations. A combination of assessments is used for all our courses. These assessments test your understanding of theoretical concepts, application in business practice and your ability to analyse and evaluate.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
•Programme fee: SGD 21,400.00 (payable in 6 instalments)
•Receive $300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

Education Loan
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Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
•Application fee: SGD 181.90

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.