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Entry Year: 2021

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Finance BSc (Econ) (Hons)

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Start
September 2021
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
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
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
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
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 2021
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
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£20,850
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
L11F
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
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
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

Key information

Degree
BSc (Econ) (Hons)
Duration
5 years
Start
September 2021
UCAS code
L11X
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

Finance with a 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
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
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 2021
UCAS code
L113
Institution code
Q50
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
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
Entry Requirements
Full entry requirements
UK fees
£9,250
International fees
£19,250
Funding information
Paying your fees

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

  • Personal and Career Development Plan 1
  • 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

  • Personal and Career Development Plan 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

  • Personal and Career Development Plan 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

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.

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 May or June.

Resources and facilities

You will study Economics and Finance in one of Queen Mary’s newest buildings – the Graduate Centre which opened in 2017. The £39m building was built with energy efficiency in mind, and provides access to the latest banking and finance industry software used by economists in finance or government.

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.

 

Our designated computer labs that have a wide range of industry packages including Eviews, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab and Stata. You can access economic and financial data through platforms including Macrobond, Wharton Research Data Services and The Economist, and get free access to popular industry publications.

The building itself has a Harvard-style lecture theatre and a number of spacious seminar rooms to facilitate your learning experience. The ground-floor Café Grad serves Starbucks Coffee, as well as a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads and cakes.

As an Economics and Finance student, you will also have full access to the university’s academic and pastoral support. You will be assigned an academic adviser who will guide and support you throughout your studies at Queen Mary.

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. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches 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. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches 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. We will consider either Mathematics: Applications and interpretation or Mathematics: Analysis and approaches 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 requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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

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

Academic requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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 requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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

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

Academic requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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

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

Academic requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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

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

Academic requirements

This programme combines a three-year degree with a bespoke foundation year, providing you with a smooth pathway as an international or EU student whose prior education or English language proficiency does not enable you to apply directly for a three-year degree.

This programme is designed for students who have completed a good high school education that consists of at least 12 years study. For full country specific entry requirements and qualification equivalencies visit: qmul.ac.uk/international/countries

If you have taken both GCSE and A level exams (or equivalent qualifications) in the UK you will not be considered for admission to this programme. In such cases we recommend that you apply for the relevant three year programme with entry in year 1.

Applicants who have studied A levels in the UK will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current University Foundation Programme or International Foundation Programme applicants will not be considered for the Integrated Foundation level course.

Please contact the Admissions team if you are unsure about eligibility.

English language requirements

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.

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 a Year Abroad - BSc (Econ) (Hons)

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

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

Finance with a 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. 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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