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University of Strathclyde

Finance and Marketing

UCAS Code: NN35
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

17%

Subjects
  • Finance
  • Marketing
Student score
86% MED
82% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
97% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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 HL6 for combinations with Accounting; Maths SL5; 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 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

17%

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; 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. Statistical and spreadsheet methods of analysing financial problems are included in the core classes. Elective classes enable students to further develop an understanding of financial statements and how they may be interpreted and to deepen their 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; advanced methods of empirical analysis. Access to historic and live data is included in the core classes. There is also a choice of elective classes covering financial statements or financial markets and the banking system as in year 2. 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 and behavioural finance. Marketing Year 1: An introduction to the broad principles of marketing and considers what is involved in the management of marketing within an organisation. Year 2: Core topics: Buyer behaviour; marketing research. Year 3: Core topics: Marketing communications; strategic marketing. Year 2 and 3 options: Essentials of international marketing; retail management; marketing for small businesses; management of sales operations; marketing of services; marketing in contemporary context; e-marketing. Year 4: Core topic: Trends in marketing management. Options in year 4 include: Advances in buyer behaviour; social marketing; managing customer relationships; international business management; advances in marketing communications; sports marketing; advances in business to business marketing; marketing and supply chain management.

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

30%
70%

Year 2

20%
80%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

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

Year 1

47%
53%

Year 2

47%
53%

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 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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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 93%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

59%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

97%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
41% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
485 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £20k MED
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

44%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The marketing industry hasn't been as badly affected by the recession as many others, and so lots of graduates from all kinds of subjects go into it - with marketing graduates doing so more often than others. A lot of the jobs are in London, but graduates don't just go to work in advertising agencies. All sorts of industries do their own marketing these days, and with the rise of digital and mobile technology, a lot of marketing is done in quite innovative ways, using a wide range of methods. A lot of jobs in this industry are handled through recruitment agencies, so if you get in touch with them early, that might give you a headstart for some of the jobs available. But be careful – unpaid working is not the norm in the marketing industry, but it is more common than in most sectors.
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