What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB-BBB (GCSE English Language B or Literature B, or an essay-based A Level B may be considered in lieu of English; GCSE Maths B; A Level Maths A for combinations with Accounting; A Level Maths B for combinations with Finance)
1st sitting: AAAB/AABBB; 2nd sitting: AAABBB (Higher English B; Maths National 5 B/Intermediate 2 B; Higher Maths A for combinations with Accounting; Higher Maths B for combinations with Finance)
33 (no subject below 5 and including English SL5; Maths/Maths Studies SL5; Maths HL6 for combinations with Accounting; Maths/Maths Studies SL6 for combinations with Finance)
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers40%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£1,820
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Finance Year 1: The basic principles of investment and value; an introduction to the valuation of bonds and shares; an introduction to investment decisions in business companies; and an introduction to accounting methods. Year 2: Financial decision-making and policies in business; risk and return and the pricing of company shares; portfolio selection and the efficiency of financial markets. Elective classes also available to further develop an understanding of financial statements and how they may be interpreted and increase knowledge of financial markets and the banking system. Year 3: Valuation of bonds and shares; valuation of derivatives such as options and futures and swaps; the operations of derivatives markets; investment strategies; the management of treasury and risk in business. A choice of elective classes cover: Financial statements; financial markets; the banking system. Year 4: Students can either specialise in finance as a single Honours subject or continue to a joint Honours degree in finance and another principal subject. In order to gain entry to the Honours year students must meet specified performance criteria in years 2 and 3. Honours classes include: Corporate investment; corporate financing; asset pricing; portfolio theory; derivatives; international financial management; financial theory; behavioural finance. Business Law Year 1: Law-making in the UK parliament; the devolved parliament in Scotland; court systems and their decision-making; the law of contract and negligence which are essential building blocks of all areas of law. Year 2 and 3: Students have flexibility in a choice of business-related law subjects and can select from a wide range of electives to meet personal interests and tie in with their other principal subject. Year 4: Students can select Business Law as part of a joint Honours degree; studying in greater detail two of the classes already studied as electives.
The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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