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Southampton Business School

F97C BSc Finance (3 years)

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Introducing your degree

This degree covers the skills and knowledge that are required to be successful in the financial industry. Considerable emphasis is placed on key quantitative and analytical skills, as well as the importance of corporate finance and its subsequent governance, which remains at the cornerstone of modern finance debate and regulatory reform.

On this course you’ll learn how to prepare, interpret and analyse financial information for a variety of users, as well as gaining an understanding of investment and finance. You’ll also gain a thorough grounding in accounting, financial theory and statistical methods for finance. Our academics are actively involved in research, with particular strengths in areas such as Fintech, high-frequency trading, corporate finance, portfolio theory and alternative investments. This means your learning will be informed by the latest findings and current sector issues.

What distinguishes this course from many similar programmes offered at other universities is its flexibility; you’ll have the freedom to shape your course by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as alternative investments and Islamic finance, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and explore possible career paths.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B)
GCE A-Level AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade B)
GCE A-Level with Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB including Mathematics (minimum grade B) and grade A in the EPQ
GCE A-Level with Contextual offer
We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who are highlighted in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme, as follows: ABB including Mathematics (minimum grade B)
 Further A-level information Offers typically exclude General Studies The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects
Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles
Communication Studies
Communication and Culture
Creative Media
Creative Writing
Critical Thinking
Dance
Drama
Film Studies
Health & Social Care
Home Economics
Hospitality and Supervision
ICT/IT
Leisure Studies
Media Studies
Music Technology
Outdoor Education
PE
Performing Arts
Public Services
Sports Studies/Science
Theatre Studies
Travel & Tourism
World Development
Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects
Welsh Baccalaureate offer AAB from 3 A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade B)
or
AA from 2 A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer
Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level including 5 at Higher Level in Mathematics. Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.
International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer
Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Access to HE Diploma offer 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit. Offers typically exclude Social Care/Healthcare pathways. Mathematics must be studied to level 3, A-level standard
Irish Leaving Certificate offer (first awarded 2017) H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including Mathematics at H2
Scottish Qualification offers Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Cambridge Pre-U offer D3 D3 M2 in three Principal subjects including Mathematics at M2. Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer
Level 3 BTEC (QCF) offer (unreformed) D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A). DD in the Business BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics. DDD in the Business BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics
Level 3 BTEC (RQF) offer (reformed) D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A). DD in the Business BTEC National Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics. DDD in the Business BTEC National Extended Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics
European Baccalaureate offer 79-85% overall including grade 8/10 in Mathematics
International qualifications Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country. This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.
English language requirements All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements. Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
GCSE Southampton Business School requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English GCSE (taken in England) or a Grade C in English (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales).
GCE A-level AAA including Grade A in Maths or AAB including Grade A in Maths and also Grade A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) General Studies is not accepted. The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects
Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles
Communication Studies
Communication and Culture
Creative Media
Creative Writing
Critical Thinking
Dance
Drama
Film Studies
Health & Social Care
Home Economics
Hospitality and Supervision
ICT/IT
Leisure Studies
Media Studies
Music Technology
Outdoor Education
PE
Performing Arts
Public Services
Sports Studies/Science
Theatre Studies
Travel & Tourism Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects.
International Baccalaureate requirements 36 points, 18 at higher level with 6 in Maths at higher level and 4/6 in English (depending on the syllabus (if no English qualification has already been achieved).
Other qualifications

We will consider other qualifications for BSc Finance, but please note that you must have an equivalent of Grade A in A-level Maths.

Selection process:

Your application will be carefully considered and we will weigh up many factors – not only your academic achievements, interests and aptitudes, but also your motivation and your academic reference.

We make our decisions in most cases on the UCAS form alone. Candidates who require special consideration (e.g. on grounds of age, disability or non-standard entry qualifications) may be invited for an interview.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

  

Year 1

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MANG1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG1003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG1026Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG1027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory

MANG1016 - Realising Success (0 credits)

Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
ECON1009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG1008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG1028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory

MANG1016 - Realising Success (0 credits)

Year 2

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MANG2015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MANG2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG2041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MANG2004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
MANG2064Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG2066Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 3

Semester One
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MANG3080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
MANG3025Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MANG3081Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3082Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MANG3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3076Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Core [?]
A core module is a module which must be taken and passed.
MANG3020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Compulsory
MANG3025Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
MANG3081Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3082Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
MANG3009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3021Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3029Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
MANG3032Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
FinanceBSc 2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
BooksThese can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items (eg pens, pencils, notebooks, etc). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
OtherApproved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved models are Casio FX-570 and Casio FX-85GT Plus. These may be purchased from any source and no longer need to carry the University logo.
Printing and copyingIn most cases, written coursework such as essays, projects and dissertations are submitted online and by hard copy. The costs of printing a hard copy for submission of such coursework will be the responsibility of the student. The cost of photocopying will also be the responsibility of the student. For more information about University printing costs visit: www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing
TravelSome modules may include optional visits. You will normally be expected to cover the cost of travel and admission, unless otherwise specified in the module profile.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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