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University of Glasgow

Finance and Statistics

UCAS Code: GN33

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,B-A,A,A

Must include Mathematics. Must also have GCSE English at Grade B or above. Applicants will receive an offer conditional on attaining A*AB/AAA. Applicants who achieve A*AB/AAA are guaranteed entry. Applicants who achieve grades less than A*AB/AAA but higher than ABB will be considered for entry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

3 HL subjects at 6,6,6 including English and Mathematics. Whilst HL6 is preferred for English and Mathematics, SL6 will be considered for ONE of the subjects. Maths Studies at SL6 acceptable if not taking HL or SL Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,A,A,A,B


Must include Mathematics and at least one further Science subject and English OR an Arts/Humanities subject.

UCAS Tariff

114-192

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

63%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Finance

Statistics

FINANCE & STATISTICS: - Finance is the study of the theory and practice of financial decision-making. Statistics is a scientific discipline that is concerned with the drawing of objective conclusions from investigations where outcomes are subject to uncertainty or variability. This programme will train you in both mathematics and finance, making you highly desirable to employers, and uses guest lecturers and tutors from the financial sector.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£27,750
for the whole course
England
£27,750
for the whole course
EU
£7,280
for the whole course
International
£84,080
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£27,750
for the whole course
Scotland
£7,280
for the whole course
Wales
£27,750
for the whole course

The Uni


Course location:

Gilmorehill (Main) Campus

Department:

College of Science and Engineering

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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.

82%
med
Finance
81%
med
Statistics

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

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

97%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

14%
UK students
86%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B

Statistics

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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
81%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

53%
UK students
47%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
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.

£20,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
15%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

58%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Legal associate 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.

Statistics

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.

£22,400
low
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Business, research and administrative professionals
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Managers and proprietors in other services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The business and research sectors worry that the UK hasn't got enough people with good statistics skills, and as stats are at the heart of so much of the economy, and we only have a few hundred graduates a year in the discipline, this type of degree can be very useful and versatile. The finance industry is very popular with this group, and they're far more likely to be working in London than most other graduates. And who can blame them — statistics graduates starting work in London were earning an average of nearly £29k just six months after leaving university. There is also demand from the Scottish finance sector in Edinburgh and Glasgow - particularly in banking and insurance. But a good statistician can find work almost anywhere that data can be analysed - which, in an online world, is almost anywhere - and many industries struggle to find enough statisticians to fulfil demand, so stay flexible and you can find a variety of options.

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£35k

£35k

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.

Statistics

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

£24k

£24k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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