Which? uses cookies to improve our sites and by continuing you agree to our cookies policy.

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Finance
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Icon docs

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Our specialised Finance degree prepares you for the challenging and exciting world of professional finance. From a solid grounding in finance theory and methodology, you'll develop proficiency in areas such as International Financial Markets, Bond Markets and Financial Statement Analysis. You can also select further specialist options during your degree.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to accounting and finance; principles of economics. Year 2: Advanced principles of finance; introduction to econometrics; statistical methods for business; principles of finance; management accounting for business decisions; accounting information systems and auditing; principles of financial accounting; techniques for management decision making; minor course in mathematics; financial statement analysis. year 2/3: accounting information systems and auditing; principles of financial accounting; management accounting for business decisions. Year 3: Corporate finance; international financial management; investments; bond markets; financial statement analysis; quantitative finance; marketing fundamentals; quality and risk management.

Lancaster University

Grizedale College at dusk

Collegiate, local, global: Lancaster is the ultimate university community. Whoever you are, you're bound to feel at home. At Lancaster you won't just be coming to a top 10 university, you'll be coming to a world of opportunity - Lancaster students can volunteer in Malaysia, India and China. We've had the best uni halls for three years running, according to the National Student Housing Survey.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
23%
77%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
55%
45%

Year 1

73%
27%

Year 2

63%
37%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Icon bubble

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 94%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

92%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

91%

?

Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
76% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
397 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

53%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

3%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

18%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, 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.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice
Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up
Follow us