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University of Bristol

Finance

UCAS Code: N300

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,A

Standard offer: AAA including Mathematics, or A*AB including A in Mathematics Contextual offer: ABB including Mathematics Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Access to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Engineering, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include: - at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and - at least 15 credits from Mathematics units, at least 12 of which must be at Distinction. Not all Mathematics units are accepted; please contact the Enquiries team for details. Or Access to HE Diploma in Business, plus A in A-level Mathematics. In the Access course, the 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Mature students are welcome to contact [email protected] to check the suitability of their Access course.

Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-32

Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches) in Mathematics Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

DDD in Engineering with Distinction in both Maths for Engineering Technicians and Further Maths for Engineering Technicians; or DDD in Applied Science plus A in A-level Mathematics

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA including Mathematics

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

AAAAB

Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.

UCAS Tariff

112-159

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Finance

Our BSc Finance aims to equip you with the skills necessary for a successful career in the financial services industry, economic consultancy, government departments or in regulatory agencies. You will be well placed to pursue postgraduate studies in finance.

The course offers rigorous training in all areas of finance, with a focus on the quantitative skills that are required in every aspect of academic and private sector finance today. Through your choice of optional units you can gain exposure to the related fields of economics, accounting and management.

The course is designed by researchers who have industry or regulatory experience. It is among the first courses in the UK to contain coverage of new and disruptive forms of finance at undergraduate level, including cryptocurrencies, FinTech, digital finance (Big Data), smart beta investing, peer-to-peer lending, and high-frequency trading.

Concepts and theories are related to financial practice through the use of specialist industry newspapers, including the Dow Jones Financial News and data vendors, such as Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

The first year of study will consider finance in a mostly non-technical way, while providing training in the quantitative subjects that later units will build upon. You will also study accounting and economics.

In the second year you will deepen your understanding of the theory, evidence and statistical methods relevant to the market and corporate areas of finance. You will gain significant exposure to the extremely diverse data used in all aspects of financial decision making in a professional context through a dedicated course. You will also be able to further your understanding of economics and accounting, building on first-year courses or you may develop your understanding of business law and management according to your preferences and career ambitions.

The final year features a mix of core and optional units in finance and options in economics, accounting and management, allowing you to pursue your professional goals. An innovative Digital Finance course will provide insights into new and disruptive forms of capital raising, trading and new assets and investment strategies.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bristol

Department:

School of Economics, Finance and Management

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

74%
low
Finance

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Administrative occupations: finance

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Finance

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£32k

£32k

£49k

£49k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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