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University of Liverpool

Financial Computing with a Year in Industry

UCAS Code: G3N4

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

At least one of the following subjects must be studied at A Level: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Computing. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

45 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction in Mathematical or Computer Science subjects. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 also required.

Extended Project

A

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be ABB or BBB plus A in the EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

33 overall including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

including H2 or above in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science.

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

D*DD

D*DD in a relevant diploma. If the applicant is not studying A Level Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computing or Computer Science alongside their BTEC, then the BTEC must include a unit in Further Mathematics which must be passed with Distinction.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Including at least one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Computing.

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

B

Acceptable at grade B or above alongside AB at A level including at least one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Computing.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2020

Subject

Accounting

Financial Computing is at the very heart of the world’s global financial centres, from Wall Street to Chicago, London and Tokyo. Taught in conjunction with the Management School and bringing together finance, economics and computing, this dynamic programme will develop your knowledge and skills in aspects of financial services from understanding and creating algorithms; financial accounting; designing, implementing and evaluating software systems to analysing stock portfolios and operating financial markets.

On G3N4 you spend a year on industrial placement acquiring experience and awareness of practical business and industrial environments.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

Computer Science

TEF rating:

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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.

87%
high
Accounting

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.

Accounting

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
99%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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
97%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
95%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

31%
UK students
69%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

Accounting

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
100%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Business, research and administrative professionals
21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Administrative occupations: finance
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

You don't have to be an accountant if you take this degree, but over half of graduates take a look at the rewards on offer for accountancy trainees and go into the job. Many others go into other parts of the finance industry as advisors or book-keepers, and some go into management or marketing. London is very popular for accountancy graduates going into their first job, but it's also quite common to work in Scotland, with Glasgow a perennial hotbed of Scottish accountancy recruitment. If you want to find a job in finance as an accountancy graduates, recruitment agencies were particularly important last year, so try to get in touch with one as soon as you can to improve your chances.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Accounting

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

£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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