Teaching and assessment
Our programme is designed to give you a thorough insight into finance, with a practical approach that can be applied to a future career.
Students are introduced to different perspectives, and encouraged to analyse and interpret information independently. You will also work with diverse and multicultural teams, learning from different perspectives and honing your collaborative skills.
The programme is delivered through:
- Case studies
- External guest speakers
- Group work
Contact hours and expected workload
The taught modules carry a weighting of 10 or 20 credits. Credits relate to the amount of work carried out by an average student to complete a module successfully. Each credit represents approximately 10 hours of work. A module weighted at 10 and 20 credits would therefore involve 100 and 200 learning hours respectively.
In Term 3, you will produce a dissertation, which is a 60 credit module. While you will be expected to manage your time, you should expect to spend around 600 learning hours.
There is an expectation that you will build and supplement your knowledge and skills with your own additional independent learning, as directed by your lecturers. This additional learning will include traditional skills like reading articles, core texts, and other key works.
Our teaching staff have a high level of academic experience, as well as familiarity with the industry. Our professionally qualified staff have worked in a range of fields in Investment Banking, Trading, Energy Trading, Fintech, and Wealth Management in a variety of roles. We also welcome guest lecturers to provide insight into the latest developments in the industry.
Staff on the programme have published in a range of academic journals, authored books and industry publications.
You will also be allocated a personal tutor, who will meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the academic year and give you guidance and advice to support your ongoing personal and professional development throughout your studies at Regent’s University London.
Most of the taught modules will have a final exam as a 50% component of the final total module mark combined with another type of assessment.
The assessment will include group and individual projects and case studies that will enable you to be assessed on your ability to create, innovate, and understand current market and industry conditions using live and current data and information.
Module assessments will also include group and individual coursework, presentations, and trading simulation reflective practice portfolio.
We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions.
Our dedicated Disability Officer is here to support you. We ask that you speak with Student Registry and our Disability Officer as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.