Studying at the ifs School of Finance is about more than simply getting a degree. Our city locations and the professional environment we provide, give you the opportunity to develop essential life and professional skills whilst also enjoying access to a wealth of enriching culture and entertainment.
Our London campus, Peninsular House, is situated near Monument in the heart of the financial district and surrounded by many of the world’s leading financial institutions.
Peninsular House provides an excellent, professional, modern learning environment. Each lecture room is fully air conditioned and incorporates state-of-the-art audio-visual and conference equipment. Dedicated areas are available for students study, group and project work with extensive IT resources on hand*.
*Due to space restrictions at Peninsular House it is possible that some lectures will take place in other central London locations.
"The facilities are excellent, we have a state of the art IT room, a relaxing zone, quiet zone, everything that we could need to help us study and to keep focused. Our lecture rooms are well equipped with modern technology making the learning process easier, more relaxed and enjoyable. The location of the campus is in the City of London which is central to the banking fraternity."
Elliott Seal, current ifs degree student
"The facilities and campus are very different to traditional universities as everything is modern. The environment we learn in is similar to the workplace which I feel gives us an advantage over students from other universities."
Ellis Wood, current ifs degree student
London offers an extensive metropolitan life-style that is unmatched anywhere else in the world. The ifs campus, in the heart of the financial district, is surrounded by a plethora of history, culture and entertainment opportunities.
Within a few minutes of the campus by foot or underground you’ll find the iconic historical sites of the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. For art lovers, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery and the South Bank Centre are within easy reach while theatre goers are spoilt for choice with the West End a few minutes away and Shakespeare’s Globe theatre a stone’s throw across the river.
From September 2014 we will be delivering our degrees in partnership with Birmingham Metropolitan College at its Matthew Boulton Campus.
The buildings and facilities at Birmingham Metropolitan College have everything you would expect from a modern, progressive college. Based in the heart of the city, Matthew Boulton Campus has won a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) award for Design Excellence. Built in 2005, this impressive new building has many outstanding features including dedicated student areas, well equipped learning suites and facilities of the highest standard.
Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city. It’s a lively, dynamic, multicultural metropolitan city offering a world class cultural scene, superb shopping, fantastic nightlife and access to some of the UK’s most breath-taking countryside.
Home to some 50,000 students, Birmingham is a city tailored for every student’s needs with a nightlife that really stands out. There is always something to do whatever your preference with plenty of bars and clubs located on the well known Broad Street, Mailbox and Brindley Place areas. Cafes and restaurants situated all over the city deliver every type of cuisine imaginable. The diversity of the music scene covers every genre you could imagine, the city is bursting with house, R & B, drum and bass, rock, 70’s & 80’s, indie, jazz, soul, garage and even classical hosted at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, one of the world’s finest concert halls.
Birmingham has a fine tradition of shopping amenities, playing host to the renowned Bullring, one of Europe’s largest shopping developments. Birmingham is also host to many great events and shows and has an artistic scene that reflects the softer side of the city. The Alexandra, Hippodrome and Birmingham Repertory Theatres often have the latest opera, screen-play and comedy acts performing and the many art galleries really encapsulate the city’s modernisation.
From September 2014 we will be delivering our degrees in partnership with Leeds City College at its Park Lane Campus. Leeds City College is one of the UK's largest colleges and operates out of a number of main campuses. Its Park Lane Campus is ideally located within walking distance of the city-centre. The buildings provide modern, learning environments and include specialist curriculum teaching facilities, a refurbished and well equipped library, student social areas and refectory canteen.
The Campus is home to the Leeds City College Academy, a seven storey / sixty room energy efficient building which incorporates solar panels to generate electricity and the roof is covered with "sedam" to provide insulation and "green space" in the city.
As the fourth largest city in the UK, Leeds is exciting and ever growing. It frequently ranks among the most popular student destinations in the country as well as being a cost effective place to study. From one of the best shopping experiences outside London, to restaurants serving up international cuisine from around the world, Leeds has much to offer.
Leeds has a thriving social scene with its clubs, bars and pubs offering something for every taste. It has some excellent music venues and festivals, which have played host to some of the world’s biggest names, and a reputation for being one of the UK’s favourite clubbing destinations.
Art galleries, historic sites and sculpture parks in and around Leeds house some of the finest art collections in the UK and for those who enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of open spaces to explore. For sports fans, Leeds is well known for its legendary sporting heritage and is home to a number of renowned football, cricket and rugby clubs.
From September 2014 we will be delivering our degrees in partnership with Manchester College at its St John’s Centre Campus.*
St John’s Centre is a modern campus in a stylish part of Manchester’s city centre and has a professional atmosphere, giving students a taste of a contemporary business environment. The centre provides the latest communications technology, an open plan area for socialising, eating and working online, a library resource centre (LRC) and quiet study rooms.
Manchester is the third largest city in the UK and boasts one of the busiest indoor arenas in the world, MEN arena, with other major concert venues including the Manchester Apollo and the Manchester Academy. This vibrant entertainment scene extends to The Warehouse Project, a converted warehouse that hosts national and international DJs and performers from all clubbing genres.
Manchester offers an expansive shopping experience starting with Exchange Square which includes a branch of Selfridges and ending just outside the city centre with the famous Trafford Centre.
There is an array of restaurants to suit all tastes, but the most famous dining experience in the city can found on the Curry Mile. This road in Rusholme hosts more curry houses per square mile than anywhere else in the UK.
Manchester is also home to one of sport’s greatest team rivalries; Manchester United and Manchester City football clubs and with the National Football Museum close by, sport proves to be an important part of the Mancunian culture.
*Subject to validation