Business School Degree Apprenticeships

Degree apprenticeships offer the opportunity to combine full-time work with studying for a bachelors or master’s degree qualification. Apprentices are employed throughout the programme, and will spend part of their time at the University of Exeter and the rest with their employer.

In April 2017 the government introduced the apprenticeship levy which meant that all employers with a pay bill over £3 million annually must contribute to this scheme, therefore all training costs for degree apprenticeships are jointly funded by the government and the employer.

Our degree apprenticeships have been developed to enable you to gain practical skills, in-depth business knowledge and a University level qualification from a prestigious Russell Group University, all within a flexible blended learning format.

Further information for potential students and employers interested in the scheme can be found here:

BSc (Hons) Applied Finance

  • Investment Operations Specialist Degree Apprenticeship (Level 4)
  • Financial Services Professional Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)

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.


This is underpinned by the Exeter MBA and dual accredited with the Chartered Manager Institute (CMI) Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to approvals).

A Senior Leader is someone who has senior management responsibility, which can include formal governance/director responsibilities. They are responsible for direction and vision, providing a clear sense of purpose and driving strategic intent. They take into account market trends and environmental influences, identifying longer-term opportunities and risks. Through inclusive leadership, they are responsible for developing ethical, innovative and supportive cultures with the ability to deliver results.