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University of Strathclyde

Finance and Management

UCAS Code: NN32
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

29%

Subjects
  • Management studies
  • Finance
Student score
84% HIGH
86% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21.5k MED
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

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)

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AAABBB

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)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

33 (no subject below 5 and including English SL5, Maths/Maths Studies SL5; Maths HL6 for combinations with Accounting; Maths SL6 for combinations with Finance)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

29%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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

Course description

Modules

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. Management Year 1: Foundations of management; international business; general introduction to management; models of management, their institutional origins, and their evolution; managerial activities and skills, and how transferable these are in the context of political, technological, legal and cultural differences across national borders; the managerial environment and how this differs across country borders; changing trends towards greater international connectedness; globalisation; concerns for corporate social responsibility. Year 2: The class management in a complex world comprises 4 main elements: The complex organisation, modern and post-modern organisations are explored, and reflective practice is introduced as a way of using management knowledge in the most challenging of these situations; the complex management role, students learn how to identify and deal with the influences on what managers do, e.g. cultures and politics, through leadership, strategic action and managing tensions; the complex world, places the organisation in the global context, where trade, politics and the environment are changing rapidly; the complex justification, students pull together the ethical issues facing them in their future career as a manager; should managers do whatever it takes, or is there a better way? Students also have a choice of the following options: Understanding change in organisations; leading in a complex world. Year 3: There are 4 areas covered: A general introduction to strategy; the strategic environment; strategic capability; identifying competitive advantage. Year 4: Advanced strategy; advanced organisational analysis; dynamics of organising; project management; management enterprise; the rise of the global corporation.

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

29%
71%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
50%
43%
7%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

38%
60%
2%

Year 3

33%
67%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
45% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
21% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
486 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21.5k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

13%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 86% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
56% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
44% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
499 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

32%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

21%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: finance

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More than 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2012, but recent times have been difficult for the finance industry. As things recover, however, we'd expect the statistics to improve, and as so many – over half of the employed graduates from 2012 - go into finance, it's not surprising that London is by far the most common location for graduates from the subject to go into work, although Scotland and the North West also take quite a few graduates. It's also common for finance graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy, 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.
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