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Swansea University

Finance with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: N303

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-B,B,B

Excluding General Studies.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:9

From a Business related Access Course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

A minimum of 5 in Standard Level English or 4 in Higher Level English.

Minimum of 360 UCAS Points overall from higher level subjects.

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

DDD-DDM

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

This qualification can be used in conjunction with 2 A levels or A level equivalent qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subject

Finance

Swansea University's Accounting and Finance department has an excellent reputation for preparing graduates for success within in the industry. Currently ranked 4th in the UK for Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2019), Swansea's School of Management offers an excellent learning experience and future career potential. Accredited by both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), this programme allows you to obtain professional exemptions whilst studying with us.Lecturers on this course have a wealth of "real life" experience that directly influences course content; ensuring the most up-to-date and relevant information is at your fingertips. This programme is ideal for students interested in a career in the financial field, such as investment banking or financial trading.

Modules

For the full programme structure and module breakdown, please visit the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Year 1 will include compulsory modules which will give you a grounding in the core principles of Accounting, Finance, Business and Economics. Year 2 will include a combination of advanced compulsory content and optional module choices. Year 3 involves studying abroad at a partner institution - see the Global Opportunties web pages for more information http://www.swansea.ac.uk/international/opportunities/. Year 4 will include a combination of advanced compulsory content and optional module choices.

Assessment methods

For details on each module’s assessment criteria, please consult the Module Catalogue within the School's web pages at http://www.swansea.ac.uk/som/. Typically, each module includes a written examination after the taught elements have been completed (so a 15 credit module taken in the first semester will be examined in January) and coursework or continuous assessment consisting of a number of assignments. Assignments may be individual assignments, group assignments, presentations, and business reports. Students thus have every opportunity to develop key-skills in the use of Information Technology to gather, coordinate and present information, and also their confidence in presentation. Typically continuous assessment might count for approximately 30% of the total mark, with examinations weighted at 70% but the proportion can vary considerably between modules.

The Uni


Course location:

Bay Campus

Department:

Accounting and Finance

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

42%
UK students
58%
International students
61%
Male students
39%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
19%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
14%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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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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