BSc Finance (N300)

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UCAS code N300
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.

About BSc 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.

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Typical offer for BSc Finance - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics, or A*AB including A in Mathematics
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
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
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a 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
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/M2 is B and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess 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, of which at least 12 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 mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer 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 Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile G
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Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

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For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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