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BSc (Hons) Degree in Corporate Law and Finance (Validated by The Open University)

Level 6
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Northern Ireland has become a leading global location for financial and legal/professional services investment, with 6,555 employed in legal services and 39,287 employed in financial services (source: Invest NI, Nov 2019). This programme is aimed at those students who have attained a level 3 qualification and who wish to pursue a career in the legal and financial sector. The BSc (Hons) in Corporate Law and Finance will be an important addition to the financial sector suite of programmes currently on offer at SWC. The degree has a focus on the areas of corporate finance, financial investment and analysis, financial maths and statistics, financial services regulations, corporate legislation and corporate governance, risk management and digital business technologies. The provision will equip students with the tools and knowledge to operate in legal and financial environments, and to develop a broad understanding of law and finance from an international perspective.

Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here

Download the full programme specification here

Year 1 Legal SkillsPrinciples of EconomicsIntroduction to LawFinancial Markets and InstitutionsContract LawFinancial Mathematics and Statistics Year 2Corporate LawRisk ManagementCorporate FinanceFinancial Services LawMarkets and the EconomyTort LawYear 3Corporate Governance and EthicsFinance Investment and AnalysisIntellectual Property LawFinancial CrimeResearch and Dissertation

  • Unit : Year 1
  • Unit : Digital Business Technology
  • Unit : Contract Law
  • Unit : Financial Mathematics and Statistics
  • Unit : Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Unit : Principles of Economics
  • Unit : Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Unit : Year 2
  • Unit : Company Law
  • Unit : Risk Management
  • Unit : Finance Investment and Analysis
  • Unit : Corporate Finance Markets and the Economy
  • Unit : Tort Law
  • Unit : Year 3
  • Unit : Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Unit : Behavioural Finance
  • Unit : Research Skills
  • Unit : Financial Crime
  • Unit : Dissertation


Entry point - Year 1: All applications will be individually considered. Successful applicants must have normally studied at level 3 or above for a minimum of two years. Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and Maths in addition to one of the following: successful completion of an advanced diploma; successful completion of a BTEC Extended Diploma/Diploma/Sub Diploma/Certificate in a related subject; successful completion of A-level study; equivalent qualifications such as Scottish Certificate of Education or International Baccalaureate, a European Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level; qualifications deemed equivalent to the above; UCAS tariff score of 56 or above is desired for entry to this programme, entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s or by the college’s policy relating to APEL.

Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including coursework and / or examination. A number of techniques appropriate to the profession are also used to measure student progress comprising observational assessments, interview skills, research methods and presentations.

Progression from the BSc (Hons) in Corporate Law and Finance includes further study at Masters level in the field of Law and/or Finance, or to professional qualifications. Students can also progress into the workplace in the legal and financial sector.

*The fees quoted are payable for each year.Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University hereDownload the full programme specification here
Teaching Delivery Statement
The teaching and learning strategy within this programme will comprise of a range of delivery methods such as face to face, online and blended. All methods used have the full agreement of students, external examiners and awarding body partners

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.




Session Code

3 Year(s)


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Total Full Fee £4,630.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

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