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Finance and Financial Technology with Study Abroad Year (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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4 years
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About this course

Explore the fundamentals of finance and the rapidly evolving industry known as Financial Technology (FinTech). This 4-year programme with a study abroad year 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: 

  • spend a year studying abroad, with the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your employability
  • 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 

The study abroad year is a unique opportunity to experience another culture, improve your language skills and enhance your CV.

We also offer this course with the following variants:

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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