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University of Manchester

Finance

UCAS Code: N300

Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with Honours) - BA Eco (H)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB We do not accept two A/S Levels grades in place of one A-level. Applicants must be studying at least one of the following A-level subjects: Accounting, Anthropology, Business Studies, Classics, Economics, English Language/Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Use of Mathematics and World Development. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted for entry.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

Typical applicant - A mature student returning to education after a number of years. Typical offer - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 45 level 3 credits (39 Distinctions/6 Merits).

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted as equivalent to an A-level on a grade-for-grade basis.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M1

Applicants are expected to achieve D3, D3, M1 in the Cambridge Pre-U. Applicants can either take three Pre-U qualifications or study them in conjunction with A Level subjects.

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum grade C in English Language and grade B in Mathematics. In the newly reformed GCSEs in England you will require a grade 5 in English Language and grade 6 in Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

6,6,5 at Higher level, 35 points overall.  Applicants offering Mathematics or Maths Methods at standard or higher level must achieve a minimum of grade 5. Applicants not holding GCSE English Language or equivalent must achieve grade 5 in standard or higher level English Language.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H2,H3

We would expect applicants to achieve four subjects at H2 and one subject at H3 in the Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level qualification.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

Accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

M

Accepted with grades M, alongside two A levels at grades AA in different subject areas.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Entry as long as it is in a relevant subject and are offered along with A levels. Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma- accepted with grades DMM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DM

Accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DM

National Diploma - accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

M

National Extended Certificate - accepted with grades M, alongside two A levels at grades AA in different subject areas.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

National Extended Diploma - accepted with grades DMM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject area to the diploma.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

D,M

National Foundation Diploma - accepted with grades DM, alongside an A level at grade A in a different subject

AAAAB in Scottish Highers.  Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Applicants taking a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers should contact socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk. Applicants not taking English Language or Mathematics at Higher level must achieve grade C in English Language and Grade B in mathematics at SCQF Level 5.

UCAS Tariff

136-159

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

68%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Finance

Are you are interested in the dynamic relationship between finance and the social sciences?
Would you like a broad-ranging, flexible and topical learning experience?
Would you like to participate in a course that is jointly delivered by Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Social Sciences?
Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?

The Finance pathway of the BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies programme - or BA (Econ) for short - is a long-established and popular degree.

Taught by experts across the University, including Alliance Manchester Business School, the degree features a broad range of internationally recognised and research-led teaching in accounting, finance, economics and law.

You will also benefit from the ties that the University has with the three main accounting bodies (ICAEW, CIMA and ACCA) along with international businesses, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kellogg's and Rolls Royce.

Above all, the course offers a flexible and relevant learning experience for anyone considering a career in finance, accounting or banking.

Accounting and Finance (NN43), Finance (N300) and Economics and Finance (LN13) all share a common first year. In some cases it's possible to swap to a different pathway after the first year.

Select the `Course details' tab above to find out more about the course structure.

You can find more information about the structure of the Finance course on the 'Course Details' tab above.

Special features

The BAEcon has an award-winning Peer Mentoring Scheme (2015) that helps you to find your feet both academically and socially.
This degree allows you to choose the most interesting course units from both Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS) and the School of Social Sciences.
The Manchester Accounting and Finance Group (MAFG) is one of the leading and also one of the largest accounting and finance units in Europe, with over 60 research staff and four BAFA (British Accounting and Finance Association) distinguished fellows including: Professor Martin Walker, Professor Andy Stark, Professor Robert Scapens and Professor Chris Humphrey.
External surveys of graduate recruiters in the field have consistently voted us in the UK's top three. We also have strong links with three main UK accounting bodies: ACCA, CIMA and ICAEW, as well the `Big 4' accounting companies and other large graduate employer organisations.
We offer internationally-recognised and research-led teaching in subjects that will complement your interest in finance.
The BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies features a foundation first year so you don't need to have studied social science subjects before.

At the end of your course your degree title will be: BA (Hons) Economic and Social Studies, Finance.

Our students

Finance BA (Econ) students in figures (2014):
Students on the course came from 34 countries
Their ages ranged from 17 - 37
The male / female ratio was 47 : 53

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£22,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2018/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Manchester

Department:

School of Social Sciences

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.

76%
med
Finance

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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

85%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

19%
UK students
81%
International students
46%
Male students
54%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
425

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, research and administrative professionals
16%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Business and management

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

£28k

£28k

£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.

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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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