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Finance and Financial Technology with Placement (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
4 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 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
  • take a year on an industrial placement, gaining hands-on experience in a corporate setting

Financial Technology remains a vital part of the modern finance debate. To capture this, our 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.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2021 to 2022. We're working hard to plan for a number of possible scenarios. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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