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Finance

Entry Year: 2020

9 study options

Finance BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L10D
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: AAB with at least a A in Mathematics
IB: HL 34 with at least a HL 6 in Mathematics
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

Finance with Year Abroad BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
L10C
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: ABB with at least a A in Mathematics
IB: HL 32 with at least a HL 4 in Mathematics
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

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
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: ABB with at least a A in Mathematics
IB: HL 32 with at least a HL 4 in Mathematics
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,500
Funding information
Paying your fees

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
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
UCAS code
L11G
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees

Finance with 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
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
UCAS code
L11Y
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees

Finance with a Year in Industry 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
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
UCAS code
L114
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
Contact us for further information
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
International qualifications
BTEC Entry Requirements
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,750
Funding information
Paying your fees
Finance
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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.

Programme changes for 2020

At Queen Mary, we have been adapting to the challenges of Covid-19 so we are ready for the new academic year, with all the academic, pastoral and community support you need to settle in and thrive. For your chosen programme of study, the result is an innovative blended learning offering, giving you access to a world-class education whether or not you can join us on campus from September. For more information, please visit our dedicated FAQ pages.

Virtual Undergraduate Open Event

Join our online immersive open day event to experience university life at Queen Mary.

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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

  • Personal and Career Development Plan 1
  • Economics and Finance in Action
  • Elements of Accounting
  • Macroeconomics 1
  • Mathematical Methods in Economics and Finance
  • Microeconomics 1
  • Principles of Economics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Statistical Methods in Economics

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

  • Personal and Career Development Plan 2
  • Capital Markets 1
  • Econometrics 1
  • Econometrics 2
  • Games and Strategies
  • International Finance
  • Macroeconomics 2
  • Microeconomics 2
  • Principles of Trading

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Personal and Career Development Plan 3
  • Portfolio Management
  • Capital Markets 2
  • Finance Case Studies
  • Corporate Finance
  • Futures and Options

At least one of

  • International Financial Strategy
  • Finance of Emerging Markets

Up to two optional modules from a range offered by the School of Economics and Finance. Up to two modules may instead be chosen from any other degree programme offered by Queen Mary or any other University of London institution (subject to availability).

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. Find out more.

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 January and May.

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.

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.

Integrated Foundation Year - January start

Please note that UK students accepted onto Integrated Foundation courses starting in January are not eligible for student loans from Student Finance England.

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.

Unistats data for these courses

Finance - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

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

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

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

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

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

About the School

The School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary is ranked fourth in London and 25th among all economics departments nationally by the Complete University Guide 2020.
 
As one of London’s top Schools of Economics and Finance, we provide a solid foundation in economic and financial theory and practice, driven by research-led teaching from experts in the field, ensuring that not only will you be studying at the cutting edge of these disciplines, but also across a wide range of extracurricular school activities to enhance your learning experience.
 
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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