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Finance (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS course code
F97C

About this course

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to be successful in the financial industry. You'll develop key quantitative and analytical skills, and learn about the importance of corporate finance and its governance.

BSc Finance is a rigorous new programme which will equip you with a strong foundation in finance. You'll also learn how to evaluate key issues in finance from a variety of perspectives.

With this course, you can:

  • learn how to prepare and interpret financial and managerial information for a variety of users

  • gain a sound understanding of investment and finance

  • take a year on an industrial placement to improve your skills

  • explore career paths through a range of relevant optional modules, such as Islamic finance and behavioural finance

  • present an assignment to audit partners from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) - we regularly invite guest lecturers

Our academics are involved in research, with particular strengths in areas such as financial technology (fintech), high-frequency trading, corporate finance, portfolio theory and alternative investments. This means your studies will be informed by the latest findings.

All of our Business courses include the option to spend a year studying abroad, at one of our partners in Europe, North America, Australia or Asia. It is a unique opportunity to experience another culture, improve your language skills and enhance your CV.

The course is very flexible. For example, you could learn more about international banking, or select modules in other areas of business and management, such as marketing, human resources management or project management.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 270.44 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.