Finance

Entry Year: 2020

6 study options

Finance BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L10D
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

Finance with a Year Abroad BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L10C
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

This course is subject to approval. All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

Finance with a Year in Industry BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L10B
Institution code
Q50
Typical A-Level offer
Grades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

This course is subject to approval. All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

Finance with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L11F
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

This course is subject to approval. All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

Finance with a Year Abroad and Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L11X
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

This course is subject to approval. All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

Finance with a Year in Industry and Integrated Foundation Year and Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L113
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
Fees
Fees for this course are not available yet. Please contact the Fees Office for more information.

This course is subject to approval. All new courses are required to undergo a two-stage internal review and approval process before being advertised to students. Courses that are marked "subject to approval" have successfully completed the first stage of this process. Applications are welcome but we will not make formal offers for this course until it has passed this second (and final) stage.

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Overview

Global finance and its role in the world has never been so complex – or so exciting.

Recent world events have shown the importance of understanding financial decision-making, risk management and the behaviour of financial markets.

Our new BSc Finance degree will prepare you for a career in economics, banking and finance, with a focus on finance. It provides an entry route for both private and public sectors as well as for further academic studies.

During the first two years you’ll cover finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative analysis. You’ll also study applied macroeconomics and microeconomics as well as financial topics such as asset pricing and corporate finance.

With a wide choice of modules in the third year, you can direct your studies to your interests or career aims, from quantitative methods in finance to corporate strategy and management of technology.

Professional recognition

We aim for the BSc Finance degree (as others of our degrees already are) to be accredited by IMC (Investment Management Certificate) of the CFA UK (Chartered Financial Analyst) so that students graduating from this degree will be able to register for the IMC exam and gain an additional professional qualification highly sought after in the finance and banking industry.

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Structure

You can complete your Finance degree in three or four years. If you choose to spend a year in industry or study abroad, this will take place in Year 3, and the Year 3 modules will instead be studied in Year 4.

Year 1

  • Career Success for Economics and Finance Students
  • Economics and Finance in Action
  • Elements of Accounting
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business 1
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics and Business 2
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Principles of Finance
  • Statistical Methods in Economics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Capital Markets 1
  • Econometrics 1
  • Econometrics 2
  • Games and Strategies
  • International Finance
  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Trading

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

  • Advanced Trading
  • Capital Markets 2
  • Cases
  • Corporate Finance
  • Futures and Options
  • International Financial Strategy
  • Option modules

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Study options

Apply for this degree with any of the following options. Take care to use the correct UCAS code - it may not be possible to change your selection later.

Integrated foundation year

International students can apply for our Economics and Finance BSc with an Integrated Foundation Year. The foundation year, taught on campus by Queen Mary lecturers, prepares you for the rest of the programme and can be started in either September or January.

Year in industry

Develop your business skills and spend a year on placement – apply for our Finance BSc with a Year in Industry. You'll put your understanding of finance into practice in a real-world environment, gaining invaluable experience for your future career.

Year abroad

Go global and study abroad as part of your degree – apply for our Finance BSc with a Year Abroad. Queen Mary has links with universities in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia (partnerships vary for each degree programme).

Find out more about study abroad opportunities at Queen Mary and what the progression requirements are. 

You can do either a year in industry or a year abroad - you cannot combine these options.

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You will receive approximately three hours of weekly contact time per module, comprising lectures led by academic staff and smaller classes.

For every hour spent in class, you’ll complete a further two to three hours of independent study.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework (presentations, assignments, essay report writing, in-class tests, research and project work) and/or examinations in May or June.

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • a trading floor set up with Bloomberg terminals
  • two computer labs exclusively for student use
  • subscriptions to the major statistical databases and software packages used by finance and government
  • online access to the Financial Times and The Economist
  • exclusive use of market-leading psychometrics software, meaning you will be able to prepare for job selection processes.

Entry requirements

Finance - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 6 in Standard Level Mathematics, if not being studied at Higher Level. Excludes Maths Studies.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Applicants will also be expected to achieve, or have already achieved, A-Level Mathematics at grade A.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQ

Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.

For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq

Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Finance with a Year Abroad - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 6 in Standard Level Mathematics, if not being studied at Higher Level. Excludes Maths Studies.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Applicants will also be expected to achieve, or have already achieved, A-Level Mathematics at grade A.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Finance with a Year in Industry - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

A-LevelGrades AAA at A-Level. This must include A-Level Mathematics. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics.
IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum of 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 from three Higher Level subjects. This must include a minimum of 6 in Standard Level Mathematics, if not being studied at Higher Level. Excludes Maths Studies.
BTECSee our detailed subject and grade requirements
Access HEWe consider applications from students with the Access to Higher Education Diploma. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction, and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Applicants will also be expected to achieve, or have already achieved, A-Level Mathematics at grade A.
GCSEMinimum five GCSE passes including English and Maths at grade B or 5.
EPQAlternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification. For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Contextualised admissionsWe consider every application on its individual merits and will take into consideration your individual educational experiences and context. More information on how academic schools and programmes use this information as part of the admissions process, can be found on our contextualised admissions pages.

Finance with Integrated Foundation Year - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Academic

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of 12 years study.

For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

You are unlikely to be considered if you have completed your education in a system that involves 13 years study, for example if you have taken GCSEs and A levels (or BTEC or IB equivalents) in the UK or the Middle Years Programme followed by the IB Diploma in any country. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

We may consider applications from students who have completed A levels or the IB Diploma in the UK or elsewhere where they have transferred from a different secondary school system. For example, a student who is taking A levels in the UK, having previously studied in their home country, may be considered for admission to this degree programme. Each application will be considered individually.

English

Minimum of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Finance with a Year Abroad and Integrated Foundation Year - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Academic

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of 12 years study.

For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

You are unlikely to be considered if you have completed your education in a system that involves 13 years study, for example if you have taken GCSEs and A levels (or BTEC or IB equivalents) in the UK or the Middle Years Programme followed by the IB Diploma in any country. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

We may consider applications from students who have completed A levels or the IB Diploma in the UK or elsewhere where they have transferred from a different secondary school system. For example, a student who is taking A levels in the UK, having previously studied in their home country, may be considered for admission to this degree programme. Each application will be considered individually.

English

Minimum of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Finance with a Year in Industry and Integrated Foundation Year and Integrated Foundation Year - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Academic

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of 12 years study.

For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

You are unlikely to be considered if you have completed your education in a system that involves 13 years study, for example if you have taken GCSEs and A levels (or BTEC or IB equivalents) in the UK or the Middle Years Programme followed by the IB Diploma in any country. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

We may consider applications from students who have completed A levels or the IB Diploma in the UK or elsewhere where they have transferred from a different secondary school system. For example, a student who is taking A levels in the UK, having previously studied in their home country, may be considered for admission to this degree programme. Each application will be considered individually.

English

Minimum of IELTS 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

If a career in economics, banking or finance is your calling, this programme will provide you with an impressive entry route – in addition to opening up pathways for postgraduate studies.

Recent Economics and Finance graduates have been hired by:

  • BDO LLP
  • Beazley
  • Debtwire
  • KPMG
  • Locus Technologies
  • Metro Bank.

Career support

The School of Economics and Finance runs weekly careers workshops and events. Our annual 'Focus on Economics' and 'Focus on Finance' programmes offer exclusive workshops which will give you a thorough understanding of careers in consulting, government, investment banking, insurance, trading and more.

We arrange a number of work experience opportunities and organise a competitive Careers Taster Scheme giving students opportunities to visit a range of employers – which in the past has included Barclays, Lloyds of London and KPMG.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary is ranked third in London and 21st among all economics departments nationally by the Complete University Guide 2019.

Our faculty members are recognised experts in their fields, who impact on policy making and public debate – Economics was ranked in the UK top 10 for research power by the most recent Research Excellence Framework. The breadth and depth of our expertise allows us to offer courses in all major areas of economics and finance, and you'll be at the heart of the latest thinking and cutting-edge research.

Each year we run a varied programme of lectures and talks by guest speakers, attracting big names from the worlds of economics, business and politics. We also support two societies where you can meet others with a shared interest in economics, finance and investment. Our proximity to the City and Canary Wharf gives us strong industry links.

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