About this course
This finance degree with placement 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. You'll get practical experience by spending a year in a work placement.
BSc Finance is a rigorous new programme which will equip you with a strong foundation in finance. You'll also learn how to critically 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
explore career paths through a range of relevant optional modules, such as Islamic finance and behavioural finance
benefit from our strong links with industry. For example, there is an opportunity to present an assignment to audit partners from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and we regularly invite guest lecturers
spend your third year on an approved industry placement in a business organisation
Our academics are actively 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 and current sector issues.
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.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.