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 2021 entry only. Fees for 2022 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2021.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £20,100 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 will equip you with the skills necessary for a successful career in the financial services industry as well as in economic consultancy, in government departments or in regulatory agencies. You will also be well placed to pursue specialist postgraduate studies.

The course offers rigorous training in all areas of finance with a focus on the quantitative skills that are required in every aspect of financial decision making today. Through a choice of core and optional units, you will gain exposure to the related fields of economics, accounting, management and business law.

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.

You will learn to relate concepts and theories 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 Eikon as well as Refinitiv.

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Course structure

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 different areas of finance. You will learn to understand, process and combine the extremely diverse data used in financial decision making through a dedicated course.

According to your preferences and career ambitions, you will also be able to further your understanding of economics and accounting building on first-year courses, and to develop your knowledge of management or business law.

The final year will feature the most finance content (both core and optional) plus advanced options in economics, accounting or management, according to your professional goals. An innovative Digital Finance unit will provide insights into new and disruptive forms of capital raising, trading and new assets and investment strategies.

Find out more about the course structure and units available for Finance

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 Mathematics with either 6 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including Mathematics with either 5 at Higher Level (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations) or 7 at Standard Level (Analysis and Approaches)
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 Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles). 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 (incuding algebra, calculus and trigonometry) must be at Distinction.


Or Access to HE Diploma in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology, Law or History (or similar titles), with the 45 graded Level 3 credits including at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above PLUS A in A-level Mathematics.

Mature students can contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD in any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, AND A in Maths at A-level (or equivalent)
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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GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
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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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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2021 entry and will be updated for 2022 entry in summer 2021.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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