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Finance with Placement (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

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. 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.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 279.2 KB).

Location and awarding body

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