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Finance and Financial Technology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Explore the fundamentals of finance and the rapidly evolving industry known as Financial Technology (FinTech). This 3-year programme will put you at the forefront of research and development within this sector, allowing you to gain the skills necessary to pursue a wide range of careers.

You’ll have the opportunity to: 

  • develop an in-depth understanding of the business environment and the real-world application of relevant theories that underpin finance 
  • utilise our Financial Laboratory (FinLab), home to our Bloomberg terminals
  • learn the basics of computer programming, and become a confident user of statistical software, such as Eviews, Stata, and Matlab, and more advance machine learning and AI techniques
  • understand the foundations of Financial Technology, and the most recent innovations in this area
  • develop a high level of numeracy and a capacity for reasoned thought and analysis

Financial Technology remains a vital part of the modern finance debate. To capture this, the course combines key quantitative and analytical skills in finance, with modern, fintech related topics such as: 

  • cryptocurrency
  • crowdfunding
  • peer-to-peer landing

The programme will prepare you for a career in the dynamic financial environment by providing a technical and research-driven curriculum. 

You’ll graduate with the ability to apply the most recent developments in Finance to complex real-world problems.

Your studies will be informed by the latest findings, with our academics operate at the forefront of research in areas such as: 

  • FinTech 
  • high-frequency trading 
  •  corporate finance 
  •  portfolio theory  
  •  alternative investments 

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. This is a unique opportunity to experience another culture, improve your language skills and enhance your CV. 

We also offer a variant of this course with placement year. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a corporate setting.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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