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University of Southampton

Finance with Placement

UCAS Code: F98C

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including Mathematics (minimum grade B) If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB to include grade A in the EPQ, and including Mathematics (minimum grade B) Contextual offer: ABB including Mathematics (minimum grade B) We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Offers typically exclude General Studies The below subjects are considered as restricted. This means that we can accept one subject from the following list if combined with other academic subjects: Applied subjects Art: including Design, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles Communication Studies Communication and Culture Creative Media Creative Writing Critical Thinking Dance Drama Film Studies Health & Social Care Home Economics Hospitality and Supervision ICT/IT Leisure Studies Media Studies Music Technology Outdoor Education PE Performing Arts Public Services Sports Studies/Science Theatre Studies Travel & Tourism World Development Please note: Computing, Computer Studies, Product Design and Applied Business (single and double awards) are not considered to be restricted subjects

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit Offers typically exclude Social Care/Healthcare pathways Mathematics must be studied to level 3, A-level standard

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

D3 D3 M2 in three Principal subjects including Mathematics at M2 Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 6/B)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level including 5 at Higher Level in Mathematics International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

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

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

DD

DD in the Business BTEC Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

DDD in the Business BTEC Extended Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics

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

DD

DD in the Business BTEC National Diploma plus A in A-level Mathematics

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

D

D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)

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

DDD

DDD in the Business BTEC National Extended Diploma plus B in A-level Mathematics

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

D

D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A)

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

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

B

AA from two A levels including Mathematics (minimum grade A) and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

UCAS Tariff

136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Finance

This degree covers the skills and knowledge that are required to be successful in the financial industry. Considerable emphasis is placed on key quantitative and analytical skills, as well as the importance of corporate finance and its subsequent governance, which remains at the cornerstone of modern finance debate and regulatory reform.

On this course you’ll learn how to prepare, interpret and analyse financial information for a variety of users, as well as gaining an understanding of investment and finance. You’ll also gain a thorough grounding in accounting, financial theory and statistical methods for finance. Our academics are actively involved in research, with particular strengths in areas such as Fintech, high-frequency trading, corporate finance, portfolio theory and alternative investments. This means your learning will be informed by the latest findings and current sector issues.

What distinguishes this course from many similar programmes offered at other universities is its flexibility; you’ll have the freedom to shape your course by choosing from a range of optional modules, such as alternative investments and Islamic finance, allowing you to broaden your knowledge and explore possible career paths.

Modules

Typical core modules include: Financial Accounting; Introduction to Management; Foundations of Finance; Personal Finance; Statistical Methods for Finance; Introduction to Economics for Non-Economists; Management Accounting; Managerial Decisions; Financial Management; Financial Econometrics; Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets; Business Research; Principles of Audit and Taxation; Futures and Options; Alternative Investments; Behavioural Finance; International Finance; Business Placement; Dissertation.
Typical optional modules include: Human Resource Management; Management Ethics; Principles and Practice of Management Science; Advanced Taxation; International Banking; Auditing; Corporate Governance; Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business; Risk Management.

Assessment methods

You’ll learn through a combination of lectures, small-group classes and computer lab sessions. You’ll usually have around 12 hours of contact time per week, and you’ll be expected to spend at least another 28 hours a week on private study.

Our lecturers use a range of methods to bring your learning to life, including group work, presentations and case studies. You’ll put your learning into practice through hands-on exercises such as the development of a real online marketing campaign and participation in simulated marketing scenarios. Guest lectures by marketing professionals will add another dimension to your learning.

You’ll be assessed in a range of ways, including exams, group and individual assignments and your dissertation. You’ll be expected to pass your study-abroad year but this does not count towards your final mark.

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
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Business School

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.

75%
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

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
66%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

82%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

19%
UK students
81%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
30%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Business, research and administrative professionals
26%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Information technology and telecommunications 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.

£24k

£24k

£30k

£30k

£42k

£42k

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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