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BSc Finance (N300)

Course overview

BSc Finance (N300)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£24,500 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus

Our core programme in Finance was designed by researchers with industry and regulatory experience to equip you with the skills necessary for a successful career in the financial services industry. You will also be well-placed to pursue careers in economic consultancy, government departments or market regulators, as well as specialist postgraduate studies.

Today's financial services industry relies heavily on data analysis. The course offers rigorous training in all areas of finance with a focus on the quantitative skills that are required in every aspect of financial decision-making. The course is among the first in the UK to contain coverage of new and disruptive forms of finance at undergraduate level, including cryptocurrencies, FinTech, Big Data analysis, smart beta investing, peer-to-peer lending or high-frequency trading.

You will learn to relate concepts and theories to financial practice through the use of specialist industry newspapers, including the Dow Jones Financial News and data vendors, such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters Eikon, as well as Refinitiv.

Through core units and a choice of optional units, you will gain exposure to the related fields of economics, accounting, management and business law.

Course structure

The first year of study will consider finance in a mostly non-technical way, while providing training in the quantitative subjects that later modules will build upon. You will also study accounting and economics units.

In the second year, you will deepen your understanding of the theory, evidence and statistical methods relevant to different areas of finance. You will learn to extract, process and combine the extremely diverse data used in financial decision-making in a dedicated unit.

According to your preferences and career ambitions, you will also be able to further your understanding of economics and accounting, building on first-year units, and to develop your knowledge of management or business law.

The final year will feature the most finance content (both via core and optional units) along with advanced options in economics, accounting or management, according to your professional goals. An innovative Digital Finance unit will provide insights into new and disruptive forms of capital raising, trading and new assets and investment strategies.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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Selection process

  • We only use your information in UCAS to assess your application. There are no other selection criteria or processes.
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